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An example of Koga's work (Photo: PR Times)

Anti Wabi-Sabi

A solo exhibition featuring ceramic works from Takahiro Koga

By Kim    - 1 min read
Venue: Miyashita Park When: Jun 18th - Jun 23rd 2021

For a limited time this June, Shibuya's Miyashita Park is hosting an exhibition of Takahiro Koga's ceramic works titled "Anti Wabi-Sabi". The characteristics of wabi-sabi lean towards simplicity and austerity, and Koga's creations are anything but -- his ceramic pieces are covered in gold and adorned with studs, coming across as brash, bold, and unique.

Part of the exhibition's focus is on the idea that adversity often creates counter viewpoints to traditional culture. The world is still reeling from the adversity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and Koga's creativity has been inspired in part by this.

For those who plan to visit, do note that the hours for the first two days of the exhibition are only from 4 pm until 8 pm. For the remainder of the event, the hours are from 12 pm until 8 pm.

Getting there

Miyashita Park can be accessed in just a minute on foot from Shibuya Station.

More info

Find out more about Miyashita Park.

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Elizabeth S 11 months ago
Argh! That punk manekineko scared me!

The artist is clever, bringing attention to tradition by countering it.
Kim Author 11 months ago
I think it's always interesting how art evolves! And punk is the perfect way to describe the works - the studs definitely give them that kind of feel!
Elena Lisina 11 months ago
Looks a bit weird...
Kim Author 11 months ago
Definitely different, but I find there's something beautiful about them!