Log in
  • Home
  • Meet the Kogei-Kyoto Artists: EIRAKU Zengoro & MENYA Shoho

Meet the Kogei-Kyoto Artists: EIRAKU Zengoro & MENYA Shoho

  • 13 Nov 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • CIC Boston, Periscope & Compass Rooms, 50 Milk Street 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
  • 20


  • Please use the email address associated with your membership.

Registration is closed

Meet the Kogei-Kyoto Artists:

EIRAKU Zengoro & Menya Shoho 

Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

CIC Boston, 5th Floor Meridian
50 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02109

Event is free!

Registration open

Join us for a very special presentation by the world renowned artists of Kogei-Kyoto.  Artists EIRAKU Zengoro and Menya Shoho both come from a long lineage of artist families.  They have carried on the family tradition and have embraced the role of bridging the old and the new. Come meet these two distinguished, world renowned artists for a chance to connect with them in an intimate setting.

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.

Please note that we often take photographs at events for our records and sometimes for use in public media such as Facebook and blog posts. Registering for an event generally signifies acknowledgment that your likeness may be used in these ways. If you are not comfortable with this, please let us know and we can accommodate you.

As part of registering, we may ask for your email address. You may register for an event without providing your email address. Your email address will not be sold or given to third parties without your permission. By registering with your email address, you may receive emails from the Japan Society of Boston, including updates about event details (e.g., location), announcements about other upcoming events, and special offers.  Please be in touch with us anytime to change your email preferences.


   Login  About Donate  My Profile Join Us

© 2021 Japan Society of Boston, Inc  |  50 Milk Street 16F, Boston, MA 02109  |  617-514-7345  | Info@JapanSocietyBoston.org