WASHINGTON (WUSA9) --- While Cherry Blossoms celebrate shades of pink and white, a collection of artisan ceramics from Japan delivers a kaleidoscope of colors.
A display of Contemporary Japanese Ceramics stands inside the Japan Information and Culture Center until April 29th.
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The free exhibit showcases works from craftsmen including "masters of Japan," according to Masato Ohtaka, the minister of public affairs at the Embassy of Japan. Watch the video above for Ohtaka's full interview with anchor Andrea Roane.
The works highlight the skills passed down from multiple generations within the artistic tradition.
While most ceramic masters are men, the exhibit includes pieces made by a female ceramics master, Tokuda Yasokichi IV.
Some of the craftsmen include highly-esteemed "living treasures," a title designated by the Japanese government.
The Japan Information and Cultural Center, Embassy of Japan , the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the Onishi Gallery of New York City have collaborated to produce this special exhibition: "Contemporary Japanese Ceramics: Living National Treasures and Other Masters."
CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE CERAMICS
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)
1150 18th St. NW
202 238 6900
Open until Tuesday, April 29, 2014
9a - 5p daily