finnish ceramics and the ceramic artist's utopia
Museum of modern ceramic art, gifu, Gallery 1
Nov 17 2018 (Sat) - Feb 24 2019 (sun)
Address: 4 Chome-2-5 Higashimachi, Tajimi, Gifu Prefecture 507-0801
Directions: Click here for Google Maps directions from your location to the venue.
Opening hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (admission to 17:30)
Museum closed: Mondays, year end holidays (Dec 29 - Jan 3)
Admission fee: Adults 1,000 yen, Students 800 yen, children up to high school age: free
Note: The fee includes admission to the Finnish Design Exhibition "Marimekko Spirit".
Finnish arts and crafts received international attention and acclaim at the World Exhibition in Paris, 1900. The success became an inspirational force for a land still under Russian control to strive for national independence, and vitalized the Finnish arts and crafts movement. It developed into a cultural climate in Finland that has been described as a utopia for the creator.
By the middle of the 20th century this movement had become an influence in the world of arts and crafts around the globe. The richness of Finnish artistic expression had a considerable impact in Japan.
2018 marks the 100 year anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Finland and Japan. This exhibition is the first ever to offer a comprehensive display of Finnish ceramics. You are invited to enjoy exhibits of an array of Finnish artistic expression, including renowned works from the 1950's and 60's.
A series of lectures and presentations will be made in Japanese. Please inquire if you are interested in attending.
ACCESS (GOOGLE MAPS)
The Gifu Prefecture Museum of Modern Ceramic Arts (Gifuken Gendaitogei) is located in Tajimi City, cirka 40 min ride by local train from Nagoya. Nagoya can be reached in one and a half hours by bullet train from Tokyo, and in even shorter time from Osaka or Kyoto. The city is located in the world's largest ceramics production area. You will find many other things to see and do related to ceramics in Tajimi.
Detailed information on access here.
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Hans o. Karlsson
Chief blogger for Tajimi Tourist Association.