Japan-China Ceramics Exchange Forum was held. Shiha Tea & Comfort exhibited Japanese teapots.日中陶磁器文化交流会に参加しました

The Japan-China Ceramics Cultural Exchange was held on May 24, 2019 at the Tokyo Multicultural Center. Jianzhan Tenmoku tea bowl artists from Fujian, China, and a Japanese ceramic artists participated. They and Shiha Tea & Comfort were on stage together.

2019年5月24日に 東京多元文化会館 にて日中陶磁器文化交流会が開催されました。 中国福建省の建盏作家さんと日本の陶芸作家さん方です。Shiha Tea & Comfort も一緒にステージへ。

There were many tea ware of Tenmoku ceramic artists exhibited on the day. Shiha Tea & Comfort exhibited Japanese teapots which is popular among Chinese tea lovers. 日中の天目作家さんを中心に展示。Shiha Tea & Comfortからは中国で人気が高い日本の作家さんの急須を出品しました。

There are many news articles in Chinese. (Introduce some of them as follows) 中国語でもたくさんのニュース記事になりました。 (一部紹介)
赏心悦目|中日陶瓷名家精品联展暨中日陶瓷文化交流论坛盛大开幕
2019中日陶瓷名家精品联展暨陶瓷文化交流论坛在东京成功举办
Video news
助力中日文化交流 中日陶瓷名家精品联展盛大开幕
[CCTV4]日本 2019中日陶瓷名家精品联展暨陶瓷文化交流论坛在东京举办

The Consul General of the Embassy of China in Japan also attended the forum. I had a talk with Mr. Zhan on the day before the event. I knew that he loves pottery, and it was good time to talk with him in Japanese. 中国駐日本大使館総領事詹孔朝氏もご出席されました。 詹氏とは開催前日にお話をさせていただき、陶磁器がお好きとのことを知り、また日本語で、温かく接して頂いて、サプライズで嬉しい時間になりました。

Shiha Tea & Comfort displayed the teapots on the same table as Mr. Takeshi Furukawa’s works who is a Tenmoku ceramic artist in Kyoto. Our teapot selections are Yoshikawa Kodo, Katayama Hakusan, Yamada Sout from Tokoname, Kiko Ando from Bizen. 京都の天目作家である古川剛さんと同じテーブルにShiha Tea & Comfortの急須を展示させて頂きました。吉川壺堂さん、片山白山さん、山田想さんの急須など常滑焼を中心に安藤騎虎さんの備前焼急須なども出品です。

From China, a large number of artists from Fujian attended, beautiful Tenmoku tea bowls were displayed, more than 150 works were seen . All were beautiful and I was so impressed. 中国側からは福建省建盏の作家さんが多数出席、美しく雅な天目茶碗が並びました。合計150点以上の作品が。どれも美しく感動しました。

Tenmoku artists in Japan and China had a hot and deep discussion, praised for their works and exchanged opinions on the differences of “beauty” between Japanese and Chinese . Although I interpreted part of conversation, Wechat translation function helped them to communicate well. No need to speak foreign language to understand each other, typing some simple words in Wechat was just fine, those professionals have many in common in technical and artistic matter.

福建省芸術大師,建盏焼制技芸非物質文化遺産代表性伝承人であり、彩金建盏創始者の 裴春元 さんは、古川剛さんの金珠天目茶盌を手に。

The works of Watanabe Kunio. Beautiful and pretty tea cans, incense cases and cups. I was so attracted. Cozy tea time comes to mind. 渡辺国夫さんの作品です。 素敵な大人の茶筒、香合、カップ。惹きつけられました。 優雅で楽しいお茶の時間が目に浮かびます。

The left side of the picture below is the work of Sato Norikatsu . They give modern impression but at the same time it reminds me of beauty of Japanese tradition from several hundred years ago. Platinum leaf and silver leaf change color as time passes, it may give Wabi Sabi impression in later years . 下の写真の左側は佐藤典克さんの作品。プラチナ箔、銀箔を使いモダンな印象ですが、ひとつひとつをみると日本の伝統の美を感じます。この箔は時間の経過で色が変わるとのこと。変化が楽しみです。

Koransha’s hand-painted tea pots, vases and bowls. They are noble. I admire the beauty of Koransha’s white porcelain and the beauty of blue. The Consul General of the Embassy of China also enjoyed the works, and watching and feeling them long time. 香蘭社さんの手描きの茶器、花器、器。さすがの気品です。香蘭社さんの白磁の美しさと青の美には目を見張ります。 中国駐日本大使館総領事 も香蘭社さんの作品を長い時間楽しまれていました。