"Touching the fire. Women ceramists in Japan"

At the Musée national des Arts asiatiques-Guimet


The MNAAG invites you this time to dive into the history of women ceramists in Japan and the fascinating art of "touching fire".  
Through a series of impressive works of delicacy and beauty, discover this ancient technique in the land of the rising sun. 

To know

For centuries in Japan, the practice of ceramics was reserved for men, forbidden to women. It was not until after World War II that profound social changes gave them access to training that allowed them to "touch the fire". Since then, Japanese women artists have taken a leading role in the field of contemporary ceramics, one of the most creative in the world.

Meet these women who have revolutionized the art of ceramics such as Ono Hakuko (1915-1996) who was the second woman to receive the prestigious Japanese Ceramic Society's award. But also Ogawa Machiko (born in 1946) and her works that resemble the remains of an archaeological field - especially that of memory - and illustrate her reflection on the passage of time and on ruin.

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Until October 3, 2022
National Museum of Asian Arts - Guimet
6, place d'Iéna, 75116 Paris

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Sculpture blanche conique arrondie - Hattori Makiko, 2019 © RMN-Grand Palais (MNAAG, Paris) - Thierry Ollivier // Sculpture jaune en forme de furoshiki noué autour d'un cube - Tanaka Yu, 2020 © RMN-Grand Palais (MNAAG, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier

6, place d'Iéna, 75116 Paris