Gallery Exhibition: Tomoo Hamada & Fujiya Sakuma

A showcase in mingei folk art from the descendants of Japan’s most influential potters.


Ever since the 1930s when legendary ceramicist and folk art enthusiast Shoji Hamada settled in rural Mashiko, a small town two hours north of Tokyo, both Hamada and the village he made his base have become synonymous with high-quality ceramics and authentic artworks.

Now, Hamada’s grandson, Tomoo Hamada, carries on that legacy.

Alongside Fujiya Sakuma, himself the grandson of one of the elder Hamada’s contemporaries in Mashiko, the younger Hamada showcases some of the famed Tochigi Prefecture town’s kitchenware, vases and more at this nearly monthlong exhibition.

While these museum-quality pieces are available for purchase through Member Services, Members in search of more utilitarian yet still beautiful Mashiko-made keepsakes, including Tochigi Prefecture's well-known sake, can shop to their hearts’ content at the Mashiko Market on October 2.

 

  • Open to Members and guests

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