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The Mark of Beauty

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The Mark of Beauty

This unconventional art program introduces the great variety of beauty to be found in the arts and crafts related to everyday Japanese life.

Hosted by Masao Kusakari


Mon.4:30 - 5:00
8:30 - 9:00
16:30 - 17:00
22:30 - 23:00

Sep. 7, Mon.

Shippo Cloisonné Ware

Shippo Cloisonné, the art of applying colorful vitreous glazes to metal, is believed to have been transmitted to Japan via the ancient Silk Road trade routes. Japanese cloisonné techniques gained many international fans in the Meiji period (1868-1912). Some fascinating ideas helped produced the glittering colors. The official guest houses in Tokyo and Kyoto, which showcase Japanese arts and crafts, also have original and distinctive examples of cloisonné to help convey "omotenashi" or the spirit of Japanese hospitality.

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