An inspiring partnership: tea of Shutaro Hayashi from Kirishima and ceramics by KATO Juunidai from Seto

KATO Juunidai and Shutaro Hayashi during the exhibition in Paris

It has been more than a millennium, since the first seeds of tea bushes were brought to Japan by Buddhist monks. At that time, the culture of tea cultivation and tea drinking also came to Japan. The culture of tea became an important source of inspiration for various areas of art. The art of Japanese ceramics, which originates from the Jomon period (around 11,000 BC to 300 BC), has been inspired by the culture of tea since then. Ceramic objects […]

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