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Current Special Exhibition

Third ‘Craft for All of Us Ⅱ’ Exhibition
— Shiseido Proposals for More Beautiful Lives —

April 27(Wed) — August 12(Fri), 2022

Shiseido’s Craft for All of Us exhibition series began in 2015 under the sponsorship of the Shiseido Art House.

This year’s exhibition focuses on the following four artisans — IMAIZUMI Imaemon XIV (pottery), NAKAJŌ Iori (lacquerware art), YOSHIHA Yohey III (metalwork) and ADACHI Masao (glasswork) — and features not only new works created by these artisans, but also various antiques, commercially manufactured products, and select pieces from the extensive Shiseido Art House collection. One of the major highlights of this exhibition is its makeup, as vessels and implements were selected without regard to era, region or method of production.

As a variation on our previous exhibits, a new project was added for this show. The various objects selected were assembled in composed scenes that display the featured craft pieces arranged as they might be seen in actual daily life. The contents of a tea ceremony chest, with each of its assembled components produced jointly by the featured artisans, and a “picnic set” that brings together a selection of favorite and frequently used items.

This third annual Craft for All of Us II exhibition provides a backdrop for each of the assembled artisans to devote themselves to the creation of new works of craft art that are filled with an inherent originality and wit. The venue is also decorated with assorted tips for deeper enjoyment, as well as hints for introducing more color to one’s own life.

This year, Shiseido is also commemorating the150th anniversary of its founding. All of us here at Shiseido have come to not only devote ourselves to the production and sales of cosmetics, but also to the introduction of a broad range of cultures, such as art and literature, food and fashion since the 1920s and ’30s. Through this series of exhibitions we hope to give expression to our desire to add even more color to life with beautiful cultural enrichments to each individual lifestyle.

Unfortunately, the ongoing coronavirus epidemic is expected to continue for some time to come. In spite of this, we are especially pleased to act as sponsors for this series of exhibits, if the time spent viewing them can somehow add a touch of brightness and pleasure to one’s everyday life, and provide some encouragement as we continue onward from today unto tomorrow.

■Selected Works for Reference

  • ➀School entrance celebration (2022)

  • ➁Tea Ceremony Chest (2022)

  • ➂IMAIZUMI Imaemon XIV — Iro-e (polychrome overglaze) dish decorated with a cherry blossom design using the sekka sumihajiki (ink resist) technique (2022)

  • ➃NAKAJŌ Iori — Kinma (lacquerware) tea caddy decorated with a bird and flower design (2021)

  • ➄YOSHIHA Yohey III, ― Drum-shaped Nanryō silver sake server with katamigawari (dual pattern) design (2021)

  • ➅ADACHI Masao — Kompeitō (sugar plum) Jar (2021)

    • ➀School entrance celebration (2022)
    • ➁Tea Ceremony Chest (2022)
    • ➂IMAIZUMI Imaemon XIV — Iro-e (polychrome overglaze) dish decorated with a cherry blossom design using the sekka sumihajiki (ink resist) technique (2022)
    • ➃NAKAJŌ Iori — Kinma (lacquerware) tea caddy decorated with a bird and flower design (2021)
    • ➄YOSHIHA Yohey III, ― Drum-shaped Nanryō silver sake server with katamigawari (dual pattern) design (2021)
    • ➅ADACHI Masao — Kompeitō (sugar plum) Jar (2021)