Robert Yellin's Japanese Pottery Blog

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Paramita Museum Ceramic Art Grand Prize Exhibition

As with the Tanabe and MOA Museums, and many others for that matter, the Paramita Museum in Mie prefecture is now hosting its 2nd Paramita Ceramic Art Grand Prize Exhibition. An unusually large number of artists were given the award--The Lucky Seven--as most museums only give a 'Grand Prize' to only one or two artists. No matter, the seven are in the Japanese 'alphabet' order: Ichino Masahiko, Kakurezaki Ryuichi, Kato Tsubusa, Kawabata Kentaro, Koie Ryoji, Sawa Kiyotsugu, Shigematsu Ayumi, and Toda Morinobu. The exhibition runs until August 31 and the museums homepage--in Japanese only--is at


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