Takuro Kuwata exhibition “Day After Day” was held from August 3 to August 25 in 2019. “To create is to be driven by the reality that we are living in today, by its encounters and partings, and sometimes by instinctive impulse. Such is an act act of giving form to the process of feeling emotions.”


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TAKURO KUWATA exhibition “Day After Day” 8.3-8.25, 2019

This year’s exhibition will present the work of Takuro Kuwata. By engaging with the centuries-old traditions of Japanese ceramics, Kuwata creates innovative works that have attracted attention worldwide. Entering into nuanced dialogue with these traditions through his contemporary sensibility, his work brings renewed vibrancy to ceramic aesthetics. In turn, the scale of his production has continued to grow over the years. “To create is to be driven by the reality that we are living in today, by its encounters and partings, and sometimes by instinctive impulse. The act of giving form to the process of feeling emotions.” These words spoken by Kuwata resonate with the “form of prayer” that the FEEL KIYOMIZUDERA project explores. In the midst of the ancient history of such places of art creation as Kiyomizu-dera Temple’s Jojuin and Kyodo Hall, it is a precious opportunity to encounter new moments and possibilities.

Dates: August 3 – August 25, 2019
Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: Kyodo Hall & Jojuin, Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    1-294, Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0862, Japan
Admission fee: free
*To enter the Jojuin, a charge is required 
(Adult: 600 yen / Elementary and junior high school students: 300 yen)
Organized by FEEL KIYOMIZUDERA project team (Kiyomizu-dera Temple)
In Cooperation with KOSAKU KANECHIKA, Flair Art Association
Exhibition designed by KIAS Ishida Architects Studio

> Takuro Kuwata exhibition “Day After Day”


FEEL KIYOMIZUDERAプロジェクトとして展示会を開催する運びとなり、このご縁に感謝するとともに、皆様にとって作品との出会いが新たな気づきを得る機会となることを願っております。

– 開催概要
会場  :経堂・成就院
観覧料 :無料
※成就院は特別拝観料が必要です(通常非公開・大人 600円/小・中学生 300円)
主催:音羽山清水寺「FEEL KIYOMIZUDERA」プロジェクトチーム 
協力:KOSAKU KANECHIKA、Flair Art Association 

> 桑田卓郎展 「日々(にちにち)」

Interviews with haruka nakamura and Eigen Onishi are added.

haruka nakamuraさんと清水寺 執事補・大西英玄のインタビューを追加しました。

> call;

FEEL KIYOMIZUDERA website opened

This project has continued to reflect on the true value of the temple and forge bonds between us and people living together in the same age. Being aware of our relevant role in the present day, we at Kiyomizu-dera Temple have been devoted to exploring the future possibilities of the temple.
Through a wide range of media, we have been working on sharing our novel insights. From now on, we are committed to seeking for a new form of Kiyomizu as well as pursuing some experimental expression even in the face of any barriers. We believe conveying our new perspective and interpretation through this project is also a part of our responsibility.
We would be grateful if our commitment could brighten the future prospects of all the people who live here and now.

Respectfully yours,


FEEL KIYOMIZUDERAは、清水寺の本質を見つめ直し、同じ時を生きる人々と共にご縁を育んできたプロジェクトです。


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