6-9 pm August 4 2005
General Consul of Japan to Open Echizen Show

Opening reception: 6-9 pm Thursday August 4 2005
The Klein Family Gallery at Florida Craftsmen

Nobuyasu Kondo
Nobuyasu Kondo

Honorable Masakazu Toshikage, Consul General of Japan, will attend the opening reception of Florida Craftsmen’s “A Glimpse Into Echizen Ceramics” 6-9 pm Thursday August 4, 2005. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Other August 4th events at Florida Craftsmen's galleries:

2–4 pm – Family friendly Origami and Calligraphy demonstration. Your children will love it.

Have your name written in Japanese or marvel at authentic origami demonstrations courtesy of the dancers of Mai no Kai and origami artist Yachiyo Gunn. Origami demonstrations will continue informally throughout the evening.

6:35pm – Mai no Kai Traditional Japanese Dance Performance

8:00pm – Informal gallery discussion with special invited guests:

Tracy Shell, Adjunct Professor of Art, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE

Chris Kelly, MFA; Professor of Art, Shorter College, Georgia and Exhibition Curator

Naomi Hasimoto, Echizen Pottery Promotion Section Head

Carl Hall, Collector

Mark Orr, Professor Emeritus at University of South Florida

Shigeko Honda, Director of Japan Center and Japan House at The University of West Florida; Mr. Robert Payne, Executive Director of Japan-America Society of Florida, Inc.

A Glimpse Into Echizen Ceramics

This exhibition features ceramic ware from the Fukui area of Japan where abundant iron-rich stoneware has been worked by Japanese potters for over 1,000 years.