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The guide of 2016 Exhibition

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  Enchanted by the Soil of Sanage
The ceramic artists of Hiratobashi

Kitaro / Matajiro / Kihei Kawamura 3rd Generation
 
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Dates
Tuesday December 13, 2016 to Sunday May 28, 2107
Venue
Daini Mingeikan
Time
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
(Final entry at 4:30 pm)
Closed

Mondays
(Open January 9, March 20),
End of year holidays
(December 28 to January 4)

Admission
free
Description

Kitaro Kawamura (1899-1966), a ceramic artist from Kyoto, attracted by the soil of Sanage moved from Kyoto to Hiratobashi in Toyota in 1950 with his second son, Matajiro Kawamura (1930-2006) where he established a kiln named gSanage Ceramic Studioh and created ceramic art. Completely transitioned from finely colored ceramics to an original style of ceramic pottery that shows the soul of the soil. In 1961 he inherited the ceramic studio of Kitaoji Rosanjin in Kamakura and established the Kichu Kiln. In 1966, Kitaro died suddenly and Matajiro both inherited the Kichu Kiln and moved with his family to Kamakura. In 1999 Matajirofs second son, Kihei Kawamura (1961-) restored the Sanage Ceramic Studio as a new Kichu Kiln. The Kichu Kiln in Kamakura is currently inherited by Matajirofs eldest son, Kifumi Kawamura* (1959-). Soil from Sanage continues generation after generation to be used in Kamakura. This exhibition features the works of Kitaro from his Kyoto days as well as the works made from Sanage soil that attracted three generations of Kawamura with a total of about 150 works on display.
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Artists

Grandfather: Kitaro Kawamura (1899 - 1966)
1899 Born in Kyoto City
1950 Felt attracted to the ceramics of Sanage and moved from Gojozaka in Kyoto to Hiratobashi. Completely transitioned from finely colored ceramics to an original style of ceramic pottery that shows the soul of the soil.
1961 Established Kichu Kiln in the remains of the Kitaoji Rosanjin Ceramic Studio.

Father: Matajiro Kawamura (1930 - 2006)
1930 Born in Kyoto City. Second son of Kitaro.
1950 Moved to Hiratobashi with father, Kitaro. Accepted to Nitten.
1953 Entered Kyoto City University of Arts.
1957 Graduated.
1961 Director of the Toyota Youth Council.
1966 Inherited Kichu Kiln in Kamakura with the passing of father, Kitaro.
1983 Recognized in the Toyota Arts Selection.

Grandson: Kihei Kawamura (1961- )
1961 Born in Toyota City.
1966 Moved to Kamakura on passing of grandfather, Kitaro
1981 Entered Musashino Art University. While attending university apprenticed to father, Matajiro, at Kichu Kiln.
1985 Graduated.
1998 Moved to Toyota City.
1999 Restored Sanage Ceramic Studio and opened Kichu Kiln.


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Related events

Memorial Lecture: The pottery of the Kawamura Family

Date/time
2:00pm Sunday April 9, 2017
Venue
Toyota City Folk Craft Museum (Daisan Mingeikan)
Lecturer
Kihei Kawamura (Ceramic Artist)
Admission
Free
Capacity
first 50 people (reservation not required)

Gallery Talk (Exhibition Guidance from Kihei Kawamura)

Date/time
2:00pm Sunday February 19, 2017
Venue
Toyota City Folk Craft Museum (Daini Mingeikan)
Participation
Free
Capacity
first 20 people (reservation not required)

Exhibition Guidance and Tour of the Kichu Kiln

Date/time
10:00am to 12:00pm Saturday May 20, 2017
Venue
Toyota City Folk Craft Museum (Daini Mingeikan)
Participation
Free
Capacity
first 20 people (reservation not required)

Kawamura Family Tea Cups and Toyota Tea (Ocha no Junpei)

Date/time
2:00pm Saturday March 4, 2017
Venue
Toyota City Folk Craft Museum (Daisan Mingeikan)
Participation
500 yen
Capacity
20 people by lottery
Application
return postcard to the museum, up to two people with one card
 

Simultaneous exhibitsCollected works

Venue
Daiichi Mingeikan
Content
Focus on New Works:
@Tuesday December 13 to Sunday February 26
Mikawa Ceramic Dolls:
@Tuesday March 7 to Sunday May 28
 
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