Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art
 
EXHIBITION

The 40th Memorial of Bernard Leach
from Tamesaburo Yamamoto Collection

Mar 21, 2019-Jun 9, 2019

The 40th Memorial of Bernard Leachfrom Tamesaburo Yamamoto Collection

 This is an exhibition which commemorates the 40th anniversary of the death of Bernard Leach (1887-1979).
Leach was fascinated by the profoundness of Japanese pottery. He developed close relationships with Soetsu Yanagi, Kanjiro Kawai and Shoji Hamada. Leach returned to England, accompanied by Hamada. Even after that, Leach often came to Japan and visited potteries in Kyoto, Mashiko, and other areas. Improving traditional techniques to higher levels of maturity, he became one of the most famous potters in Modern pottery.

 Tamesaburo Yamamoto, the first president of Asahi Breweries, is known to have enthusiastically supported the Mingei Movement. This exhibition will showcase about 100 works all at once and displayed will be those relating to the Mikuni-so, the Leach Bar and valuable pieces representing Yamamoto’s close relationships with Yanagi and many other Mingei artists.

◎Date

Mar 21,2019 – Jun 9,2019
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*last admission: 4:30 p.m.

◎Closed

Mondays
(except Apr 29 and May 6)
May 7

◎Organizers

Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art

◎Admission*Prices in parenthes is apply to groups of 20 or more.

Adult
900 yen(800 yen)
University or high school student
500 yen(400 yen)
Admission is free for junior high school students and younger children.
Admission is 300 yen upon presentation of a Disabled Person's Booklet (Shogaisha Techo).

Main Exhibits

*All rights reserved.

  • Pelican, dish

    Pelican, dish
    1930 Asahi beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art
    ©The Bernard Leach Family.
    All rights reserved,
    DACS & JASPAR 2019 G1654

  • Pitcher with a seal, c.

    Pitcher with a seal, c.
    1931 Asahi beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art
    ©The Bernard Leach Family.
    All rights reserved,
    DACS & JASPAR 2019 G1654

  • Flying Bird, oval bottle.

    Flying Bird, oval bottle
    1957-60 Asahi beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art
    ©The Bernard Leach Family.
    All rights reserved,
    DACS & JASPAR 2019 G1654

Related Event

Gallery Talk by Curator

Date 14:00-14:30
every second & fourth Saturday
Venue Museum galleries
Admission Free of charge *Need museum admission
No advance application needed

Café Event Special sweets for the exhibition The 40th Memorial of Bernard Leach from Tamesaburo Yamamoto Collection

We serve two types of cakes in memory of Bernard Leach, who traveled back and forth between Japan and the U.K. and made pottery in both countries.

Matcha × Yuzu

This cake was inspired by Japan, where Leach spent some of his childhood, encountered pottery, and created many works.
Alternate layers of matcha and honey sponge are flavored with yuzu jam and honey-and-yuzu syrup.

Tea × Lemon

This cake was inspired by the U.K., where Leach reached adulthood, made up his mind to be an artist, and established Leach Pottery.
Alternate layers of tea and honey sponge are flavored with lemon jam and honey-and-tea syrup.

Dates
available
10:00-16:45
Mar 21,2019 – Jun 9,2019
Cooperation RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
Price Cake ¥550 each (include tax)
Cake with tea/coffee ¥950 each (include tax)
*Need museum admission
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