A Ceramic Exhibition by Yukiharu Furuno and Takanao Todo

Exhibition Period: 31 January - 4 February 2023

Venue: Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore

Opening Hours: 10:00am - 06:00pm

    • We will be open from 10:00am - 5:00pm on 4 February 2023
    • Yukiharu Furuno will be at JCC from 12:00pm - 2:00pm on 1 February and 04:00pm - 6:00pm on 3 February 2023)

Admission: FREE 

Michi & Co. and Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore proudly present POST-WABI ~ A ceramic exhibition by Yukiharu Furuno and Takanao Todo ~. By challenging the idea of simplicity, both Japanese artists play with technology, as well as vibrant and contrasting colours, to introduce the use of new colours and open up a new horizon for Japanese aesthetic. Besides the exhibition, there will also be an artist talk.

About the Exhibition

Wabi, as the core of the aesthetics in Japanese Tea ceremony, was established by Sen no Rikyu. Wabi originally was a concept used to describe a negative feeling when something is lacking. Rikyu discovered a beauty within this negative feeling and used this concept to organise the aesthetics in tea ceremony. This concept was applied from movement in the ceremony, to the tea house, tea garden, and all of the tea utensils. Rikyu told his students to do something different from what he himself had established. His disciples established varying aesthetics: “Hacho no bi (beauty of disharmony)” by Huruta Oribe, “Kirei-sabi (beauty in incomplete perfection)” by Kohori Enshu, “Hime-Souwa (decorative feminine beauty)” by Souwa Kanamori, and so on.

This exhibition challenges this variable in a context outside Japan. It introduces Japanese artists Yukiharu Furuno and Takanao Todo, who challenge this variable through the new potential of color used in the Japanese Tea Ceremony aesthetics.

Yukiharu Furuno developed a series of profound yet sophisticated blue-glazed art ceramics. Takanao Todo’s display is a series of raku-fired ceramics with wild, hand-pinched tea bowls and digital fabrication tea items.

Artist Talk

Date: 4 February 2023 (Saturday), 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Venue: Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore, 4 Nassim road, Singapore 258372

Admission: FREE (Registration required) Click here to register.

Join us for an artist talk at JCC! Yukiharu Furuno will share about his career and life experiences, while Takanao Todo will explain more about wabi and post-wabi, as well as share about his concept and approach in making his works.


Yukiharu Furuno is a multi-award-winning ceramicist with his signature colour in various shades of profound blue. Click here to view his works.

Takanao Todo, is a multi-award-winning architectural designer,
ceramicist, director of NPO supporting dyslexia in Japan.  Click here to view his works.


Where is Japan Creative Centre?


Getting to Japan Creative Centre
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372
Tel: +65-6737-0434
By Public Bus:
Bus services: 7, 36, 77, 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174, 174E, 502, 502A, 502B (Alight in front
of Delfi Orchard)
For latest information on bus routes and fares, please refer to SBS Transit.
By the MRT:
You may also take the MRT to the nearest MRT station, Orchard (NS22).
Train fares, travel times and route maps are available on the SMRT website.
Driving to JCC:
Nearest parking is at Orchard Hotel, Delfi Orchard and Orchard Rendezvous Hotel.

Event Co-organised by:

Michi & Co. and Japan Creative Centre (JCC)


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