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YAKISHIME – Earth Metamorphosis

Take a glimpse on Japan’s history on traditional culture through Yakishime, a ceramic exhibition comprised of 96 works from 17 October to 25 November at Museum of Asian Art, Universiti Malaya.

Yakishime is described as the most basic means of producing ceramics by firing unglazed wares at high temperatures. The tradition embodied in these primordial wares continues unbroken to this day.

This exhibition displays yakishime wares as part of Japan’s traditional culture, as a type of ceramics that has developed in distinctive ways in Japan. It presents their history, from the earliest examples to the present, through yakishime tea vessels, food vessels, and works that are transformations of yakishime into non-utilitarian objects d’art.
 
17 October to 25 November 2022
Museum of Asian Art, Universiti Malaya
Free admission. Open to public.

Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM,  2:45 PM to 5:00 PM
Closed on Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays  

Check out the events happening thorughout the exhibition period below!

This exhibition is coorganised by The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur, Museum of Asian Art, University Malaya and Embassy of Japan in Malaysia.
 

  EVENTS DURING THE EXHIBITION  

  [UPCOMING]  
SPECIAL TALK: JAPANESE WORKING CULTURE: My Experience
Sharing session by Mr. Shamsul Haq bin Md. Noh
Chief Operating Officer, Edaran Otomodil Nasional Berhad

 

Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Venue: Museum of Asian Art, Universiti Malaya
Admission: Free for all. No registration required.
(The session will be conduction in English.)

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[ENDED]
BICARA KHAS MUZIUM: Sempena Pameran Seramik "YAKISHIME - Earth Metamorphosis"
Dasar Pandang Ke Timur: Terasnya Apa?
Perkongsian oleh Profesor Madya Dr. Md. Nasrudin Md. Akhir
BICARA KHAS MUZIUM: in conjunction with "YAKISHIME - Earth Metamorphosis"
Look East Policy: What is the Core?
Sharing by Profesor Madya Dr. Md. Nasrudin Md. Akhir

Date: Saturday, 29 October 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Venue: Museum of Asian Art, Universiti Malaya
Admission: Free for all. No registration required.
(The session will be conduction in Bahasa Malaysia)

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  ABOUT YAKISHIME  
Yakishime production began in the late twelfth century at the Bizen, Tokoname, Shigaraki, and other pottery centers drawing on the tradition of Sue wares, which dates back to the fourth or fifth century. In the Momoyama period (1568-1615), yakishime became treasured tea wares. Today, artists produce yakishime objets d’art as well as utilitarian vessel forms; yakishime has become an established style of ceramics in Japan. Yakishime wares are produced in a variety of forms and include some works with natural glazes due to ash falling on them during firing. Their long history continues today, with yakishime a familiar part of everyday life.
 

  ON THE JAPAN FOUNDATION TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS  
The Japan Foundation’s traveling exhibitions cover a wide range, from those introducing traditional Japanese arts such as ceramic art, crafts, and Japanese dolls to those showcasing Japan today through contemporary art, photography, architecture, and design. Approximately twenty permanent traveling exhibitions are on the road throughout the year, appearing in over 100 art galleries, museums, and cultural facilities.  

Page last updated: 14 November 2022

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