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Branching Out at Joan B Mirviss LTD Ends Soon

Miwa Kyūwa (Miwa Kyūsetsu X) (1895-1981), White Hagi square vase in the form of a handled bucket, ca. 1965, glazed stoneware, 12 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 6 3/8 in.

Branching Out:
The Kaneshige Family and the Bizen Tradition
The Miwa Family and the Hagi Tradition

Joan B Mirviss LTD

Live and online exhibition, closes June 30, 2022

The widespread popularity and distinguished reputations that Japan’s ancient ceramic traditions enjoy today are largely indebted to a core group of mid-twentieth century artistic visionaries: among them, Kaneshige Tōyō (1896-1967) for Bizen ware and Miwa Kyūwa (1895-1981) for Hagi ware. Both men were inheritors to their highly esteemed, long-established, multi-generational family names that had been associated with excellence in their respective ceramic traditions for centuries. Together with scholar-potter Kawakita Handeishi (1878-1963), they co-founded the artistic discussion group Karahinekai in 1942, formed of artists who were dedicated to the recovery of lost techniques from the golden age of ceramics during the 16th century Momoyama period.

The gallery's website includes an online catalogue, as well as links to articles on the show by Ceramics Now, Antiques Trade Gazette, and Yomitime.

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