Shokunin and the Way of Tea
Introduction by Hosai Matsubayashi at 1:00pm
Artisans’ Tea Ceremony from 1:15 – 2:30 pm
Tea ceremony continues to play a significant role in the production of traditional crafts in Kyoto—tea bowls, incense and flower containers, lacquer and bamboo serving trays, and many other utensils used in the performance of this ritual practice that dates back to the 15th century. As part of our latest exhibition, Shokunin: Five Kyoto Artisans Look to the Future, a group of five of Kyoto’s finest artisans whose works are represented in the exhibition present a tea ceremony using utensils they have made for the Shokunin exhibition.