Keshiki: The Landscape Within

Japan House Los Angeles 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood

This free exhibit presents over sixty contemporary ceramic pieces and invites viewers to appreciate the natural imperfections that emerge on ceramic vessels during the firing process – pools of glaze, scorch markings, cracks and indentations referred to as the keshiki (“landscapes”) of a piece.

An Art of Imperfection: The Beauty of Japanese Ceramics

Japan House Los Angeles 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood

Four distinguished speakers discuss the unique and alluring aspects of Japanese ceramics: collector Gordon Brodfueher, ceramic artist Yukiya Izumita, gallerist Shoko Aono, and curator Hollis Goodall.

Ceramic Artist Yukiya Izumita Master Class

Japan House Los Angeles 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood

Award-winning ceramicist Yukiya Izumita creates complex, layered works with warm, earthy textures out of his studio in northeastern Japan. In this master class, participants will get an intimate look into his production process, from mixing his clay, to the construction and final touches of the vessel.

Sake & Sando – A Saturday Hangout

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center - JACCC 244 S San Pedro St, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

Enjoy special summer SANDOs (sandwiches) made by Michelin chef, David Schlosser of Shibumi. Sip refreshing SAKE from beautiful cups handmade by ceramic artist, Shoshi Watanabe, or enjoy ice-cold Japanese beer.


Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art

LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Miracle Mile

Underpinned by Japan's unique spiritual heritage of Shintō and Buddhism, the Japanese reverence for nature—and the place of animals within that realm—is expressed in sculpture, painting, lacquer-work, ceramics, metalwork, cloisonné, and woodblock prints. Through December 8th.

– $25