Ceramic and Art of Japan with
Learn about ceramic from Robert
Yellin - Japanese pottery specialist and
Japanese ceramics have a long history dating
back 1,200 years. Though an art form unto itself,
pervaded other aspects of Japanese culture.
Traditional tea ceremonies use pottery tea pots
and flower arranging features specially designed
pottery vases. Over 50 famous pottery towns can be
found in Japan, including Kyoto, Shiragaki,
Kanazawa, Tajimi and Tokoname. Each town has its
own particular culture and style of pottery.
On this tour Robert Yellin will give you an
introduction into Japanese ceramic styles,
offering hands on experience with artists in their
homes and studios, taking you to visit temples,
gardens, museums, galleries, and giving you
exclusive looks and VIP access to Japanese art and
culture. A ceramics specialist, Robert Yellin is
the host of the Robert Yellin Yakimono Gallery in
Kyoto. Yellin has lived in Japan since 1984 and
regularly writes for numerous publications on
Japanese ceramics. For ten years he was a
columnist for The Japan Times, the largest English
newspaper in Japan. His articles have appeared in
Daruma Magazine, Asian Art Newspaper, and Honoho
Geijutsu, one of the leading quarterlies on
contemporary Japanese ceramics. Yellin is also the
author of a book on sake utensils, Yakimono Sanka.
The book has been recommended by the Japanese
Library Association to be included in all public
libraries. Yellin's stories have also appeared in
WINDS magazine and in Ceramics Art and Perception.
Yellin is a member of the Japan Ceramics Society
(Nihon Toji Kyokai) and his articles can be seen
in the monthly publication Tohsetsu.
This tour has a limit of 12 people, a perfect
group size to experience Japanese art and culture
in depth with Robert Yellin.
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