CIC Boston, 5th Floor Meridian
50 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02109
Event is free!
Bilingual presentations by the artists will be followed by a conversation style Q&A.
EIRAKU Zengoro is the 17th generation of the Eiraku family. The Eiraku family is one of the most important and historically significant family of potters in Japan. The Nishimura/Eiraku family is part of the Senke Jissoku, 千家十職, the 10 families that make tea ware for the Senke schools. Senke jissoku is an honorary title used to refer to the ten occupations, such as lacquers and carpenters, that have a close working relationship with the San-Senke, the three historical and significant schools of tea ceremony (Mushakouji Senke, Ura Senke and Omote Senke). Only a limited number of craftsmen were allowed to create tea ceremony utensils for the Senke.
MENYA Shoho is the 14th generation of the "Mensho" tradition of Kyoto doll making. A tradition that dates back to the Edo era, it started as the maker of the Noh masks. While inheriting and passing on the most traditional form of doll making, MENYA Shoho has also allowed his work to reflect the modern influences on him. His work has been exhibited around the globe, from Paris to Kyoto to New York.
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