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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
10:30 - 11:00
16:30 - 17:00
22:30 - 23:00

Dec. 1, Mon.*This program was first broadcast on Sep. 22


Mamezara refer to the small plates in traditional Japanese tableware that can fit into the palm of your hand. The plates come in assorted shapes and patterns. Reasonable prices also make them easy to collect. These small plates are commonly seen on any Japanese meal table. Many people outside of Japan are also captivated by them, even in Paris. What are the tools artisans use to produce the distinctive patterns that are not found in larger plates? Mamezara bring together traditional craftsmanship and the spirit of Japanese-style hospitality. This episode focuses on what makes these plates so special.

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