[Seiko House Ginza Hall (former Wako Hall)] “Manji Inoue White Porcelain Exhibition Fresh-Wheat-like” will be held from June 22 (Thursday)

The 47th solo exhibition of Mr. Manji Inoue, holder of important intangible cultural property (living national treasure) of "white porcelain".

At the Seiko House Ginza Hall, we will hold the "Manji Inoue White Porcelain Exhibition Freshness-Mugi no Goto" from June 22nd (Thursday) to July 2nd (Sunday). In this exhibition, about 100 items will be exhibited, including works with patterns of wheat overflowing with vitality, representative works such as pots and bowls, and tableware, in connection with the theme "freshness – like wheat".

Wako will hold the 47th solo exhibition by Mr. Manji Inoue, holder of the important intangible cultural property "white porcelain".
White porcelain that requires "beauty of form" without relying on decoration, Mr. Inoue, the leading figure in this field, is in the state of "nothing to do with famous pottery", where the creator cannot create a masterpiece while he has some thoughts. I have pursued the essence of white porcelain to this day.
In this exhibition, works with patterns of barley overflowing with vitality will be displayed in connection with the theme of "Freshness – The Way of Wheat". In addition, about 100 representative works such as white porcelain vases, swirl design vases, vases, incense burners, bowls, sake vessels, and food vessels will be exhibited.
Please take a close look at the many refreshing and elegant works created by the skill of the potter's wheel built up through tireless efforts.

White porcelain green barley engraving chamfered vase diameter 14 x height 24.8cm

White porcelain swirl pot, diameter 27 x height 21 cm

White porcelain, green glaze, chamfered jar, diameter 19 x height 26 cm

Special project work White porcelain green barley engraving wine cup (set of 2) (left) diameter 9.5 x 9.3 cm, (right) diameter 8.2 x 9.5 cm

Biography of Manji Inoue
1929 Born in Arita-cho, Saga Prefecture
1968 – Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
1969-76 Traveled to the United States four times to teach pottery at Pennsylvania State University Art Department
1971 Opened Manji Inoue Kiln
1977-2021 Solo exhibition at Wako
1979 Commended as an outstanding craftsman (modern master craftsman)
1983- Traveled to the United States 20 times to teach pottery at New Mexico State University, Faculty of Fine Arts
1987 Received the Minister of Education Award at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
1995 Solo exhibition in Germany for cultural exchange (Hungary 1997, Monaco 1999, Portugal 2000, Poland 2007, Hong Kong 2012, New York)
Certified as an important intangible cultural property holder of white porcelain
1997 Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon
2002 West Japan Cultural Award
2003 Received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon
2022 Solo exhibition at Seiko House Ginza Hall (former Wako Hall) Currently Important Intangible Cultural Property Holder, Advisor of the Japan Kogei Association, Honorary Citizen of Arita Town

"Manji Inoue White Porcelain Exhibition Freshness – like barley"
June 22nd (Thursday) to July 2nd (Sunday)

Venue: Seiko House Ginza Hall Seiko House Ginza 6th floor, 4-5-11 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Contact: Wako (03) 3562-2111 (representative)
Business hours: 11:00-19:00 (until 17:00 on the last day)
Closed: Open all year round Admission: Free Sponsor/Wako

◎ Wako Hall has changed its name to "Seiko House Ginza Hall".
We will send various messages to the world, such as exhibitions related to the Seiko Group business in general and co-creation with artists.

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