Modern ceramists

Modern Korai Chawan Exhibition

May 14, 2015 - May 30, 2015

Korai chawan, which was used in Chanoyu (Japanese tea ceremony) from around the mid-16th century, was originally a bowl for everyday used made in the Korean peninsula. The term “korai” in korai chawan means “coming from Korea”. It wasn’t until Japanese tea ceremony masters recognized and appreciated the unique aesthetic of these bowls, coining the term “wabi” (an aesthetic characterized by its simplicity and quiet), that they became a staple utensil within the Japanese tea ceremony.
In recent years, there has been a resurgence of modern ceramists who have been producing Korai chawan. It can be said that Korai chawan has gained much attention and popularity.

This exhibition is comprised of many modern Korai chawan by Shiro Tsujimura, Kohei Nakamura, Sajiro Tanaka, and others. We invite you to be swayed by the charm that these pieces possess.
Additionally, we will feature Ido chawan, which is a variety of Korai chawan that embodies the “wabi” aesthetic.


Artists Exhibited : Shiro Tsujimura, Kohei Nakamura, Sajiro Tanaka and more.