The 68th Japan Traditional Kogei (Art Crafts) Exhibition was held in Tokyo in September 2021. Tokoname teapots are "Japan's traditional crafts" designated by the government. The following artists' teapots were accepted for the exhibition and were exhibited.
- Reiko (Koie Hiroshi)
- Yokei (Mizuno Yokei)
- Hokujo (Shimizu Hokujo)
The exhibition is held by the Japan Kogei Association with the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Government of Japan) and others.. It has been held once a year since 1954.
Many of breathtaking crafts were seen.
Please enjoy each master's expression - clay, form and firing - beauty & harmony. They are simple yet elegant ... all the teapots will make good atmosphere on a tea table and make good tea.
Reiko (Koie Hiroshi)
Yokei (Mizono Yokei)
Hokujo (Shimizu Hokujo)
Besides teapots, many other crafts were exhibited, such as ceramic crafts, metal crafts, wood crafts, lacquer craft ... . Crafts for Tea, many of amazing Chagama (iron tea ceremony pot) were seen at the site. Chagama is a tool to boil water for a bowl of matcha. They are much more than tool.. So beautiful. Hopefully we can introduce them in the near future.