Hideki Yanashita

Ceramic Exhibition - Firing in Anagama Kiln-

December 11, 2014 - December 20, 2014
Hideki Yanashita

After Hideki Yanashita graduated Kuwasawa Design School and joined a design firm, his interests led him to a fascination with the Japanese tea house.
Through time, his focus shifted from tea house to tea ceremony and then finally to tea bowls, at which point he journeyed on a path of self-discovery as a ceramic artist.

While under the tutelage of senior masters, he became attracted to texture and the beauty of glass; enchanted by Shigaraki ware and Iga ware, this defined his path as a ceramic artist.
When Yanashita was 39 years old, he met Sadamitsu Sugimoto and began to look up to him as a mentor.
Ginza Ippodo Gallery introduces Yanashita's world of refinement, filled with a quiet, yet shining presence.

"If I pay attention to form and color and keep in mind not to let go of the essence that I captured, there is a moment in which a certain level of clarity and understanding is reached. If I continue to accumulate these moments while studying nature and looking at Momoyama, 'the beauty of wabi and sabi' will surely be attained someday." - Hideki Yanashita

*Yanashita will be present at the gallery from December 11th through 14th.

*On December 14th, we will hold a year-end tea party. Let's have fun! Please give us a call (03-5159-0599) if you would like to participate in this event.

Shallow water jar, Iga style
Hideki Yanashita
Yohen tea cup, Iga style
Hideki Yanashita
Tea cup, Iga style
Hideki Yanashita
Tea cup, Shigaraki style
Hideki Yanashita