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2018.12.8Exhibitions IKEDA Kazuhiro Solo Exhibition “Kinkarakami”
2018.12.4News Winter Holiday Announcement

We are sorry to inform you that we Yakata Yusai will be closed for the winter holidays during the following period:December 26th(Wed)2018 through January 6th(Sun)2019.

2018.11.17Flower of the Month November:Flower of the month – Tea Flower

Tea flowers are rather modest in contrast with its beautiful evergreen leaves.They bloom when cold wintry wind begins to blow.See how well the tea flower coordinates with the green fruits of Smilax. 

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Concept of YAKATA YUSAI

Japan conserves a long history of arts and crafts that are already well known worldwide.
It is saddening, however, that today these traditional Japanese art is facing a crisis of survival.
Modernization of our daily life leads people to tend for a simple life and simple items, easy care and easy buy.
The artisans of the traditional Japanese art have been discouraged to preserve their skills and thus are decreasing in number today.
Why not re-observe and re-evaluate the beauty and the splendor of the Japanese art that we should be proud of?
We should be keen enough to protect our traditional beautiful culture from being depreciated. The artisans getting old should be encouraged to transmit their skills to the younger generation. How can this be achieved?
I have come up with the idea of Yakata, so to say, our experiment house.
I plan to have the artists from various genre, i.e. ceramics, lacquer, acrylic, paperwork, metals and woodcraft to participate in three weeks intervals to express their work respectively within the space and with the space provided.
I’d like to define it as a new challenge for them to express not just a piece of art but an art in the living space as a whole.
I sincerely hope such a challenge will further encourage the development of traditional Japanese art in modern living. 

Takako Yazaki
Producer of Yakata