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The Kyocera Museum of Art to Feature Special Exhibition
“Beauty of Kyoto Metalworking: Te-WaZa & Kyocera”

Collection by Kyoto Metal Arts and Crafts Association youth group
includes artwork utilizing Kyocera’s fine ceramic materials

March 5, 2013
Kyocera Corporation (President: Tetsuo Kuba) announced the opening of the 2013 Spring Special Exhibition “Beauty of Kyoto Metalworking: Te-WaZa & Kyocera” featuring creative works by a youth group of the Kyoto Metal Arts and Crafts Association. The exhibition, which will present approximately 40 pieces of artwork, will be held from March 17 through April 20 at the Kyocera Museum of Art — located on the first floor of the Kyocera Head Office in Fushimi, Kyoto City, Japan.

The exhibition will include eight new pieces utilizing Kyocera's fine ceramic materials and Kyoto Opal — a unique synthetic opal material developed by the company. With the collaboration of traditional metalworking and Kyocera's cutting-edge technology, Kyocera hopes to create a chance for many people to rediscover the dynamism of manufacturing in the Kyoto region as well as the beauty and potential of traditional craftwork.

Furthermore, as a new initiative of the Kyocera Museum of Art, special events will be held every other Sunday in which participants can interact closely with traditional craft culture, through lectures and metal embossing classes lead by the exhibiting artists.

Photo:An incense burner utilizing fine ceramics
An incense burner utilizing fine ceramics
Photo:A tiara utilizing Kyoto Opal
A tiara utilizing Kyoto Opal

Exhibition Details

Exhibition
Title

The Kyocera Museum of Art 2013 Spring Special Exhibition
“Beauty of Kyoto Metalworking: Te-WaZa & Kyocera”

Location

The Kyocera Museum of Art
(Kyocera Corporation Global Head Office, 1st floor)
6 Takeda Tobadono-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City, Japan 612-8501

Dates

March 17 (Sun) through April 20, 2013 (Sat)
*The museum is usually closed on weekends and holidays but will be open everyday during this special exhibition.

Hours

10:00am to 5:00pm

Admission

FREE

Exhibits

Approximately 40 pieces of artwork

Hosts

Kyocera Corporation, Kyoto Metal Arts and Crafts Association

Co-Sponsors

Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, The Kyoto Shimbun Newspaper Co., Ltd., The Nikkei Kyoto Office


Lecture & Class Event Details

Dates

March 17, March 31, April 14 (Sundays)

Events

1. Lectures 1:00-1:30pm
Members from the youth group of the Kyoto Metal Arts and Crafts Association will provide commentaries on their showcased artwork.
2. Embossing classes 2:00-3:00pm
Participants can experience embossing with members from the youth group as instructors (for adults and children over fourth grade; admission free).

Participants

15 participants for each embossing class

Inquiries /
Admission

Contact the Kyocera Corporation Cultural Affairs Section at
+81-75-604-3502
or visit the Kyocera Museum of Art Web site http://www.kyocera.co.jp/art (Japanese only)


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About The Kyocera Museum of Art

The museum, located on the first floor of Kyocera's Head Office in Kyoto, Japan, was opened in October 1998 as one of Kyocera Corporation's cultural projects. Through these exhibits, Kyocera hopes to make a contribution to the cultural enrichment of the local community. The museum's major collections include Qianlong glassware, Picasso's copper plate print series 347, modern Japanese paintings, Western-style paintings, sculpture, and fine ceramic pottery.

The Special Exhibition series has previously featured works of art by Pablo Picasso (2000), the "Nihonga" contemporary Japanese paintings collection (2000), photographs by Ansel Adams (2008), sculptures by Shinya Nakamura (2010), and metalworking by Yoshiyuki Chosa (2011).

About the youth group of the Kyoto Metal Arts and Crafts Association

The Kyoto Metal Arts and Crafts Association was established in 1974 for collaborative research on quality, skills and designs as well as new product development in the field of metalworking. Since then, the association has been contributing to the widespread use of metalworking products and training of successors. 60 businesses, mainly in Kyoto City, currently comprise this association and actively carry out events to protect and cultivate skills for traditional crafts representing Japan.

The youth group of this association consists of approximately 30 young members who are making efforts in creative works to establish new traditions in the fields of metal casting, hammering, embossing, gold ornamentation, and cloisonné. The youth group has been passionately presenting their work, including past exhibitions held in New York and at Tokyo Midtown.