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Raku Kichizaemon XV Jikinyu at Annely Juda Fine Art, London


Raku Kichizaemon XV・Jikinyū (b.1949) Yakinuki-type 'Rock' White Raku tea bowl named Rei

(things that flow and stagnate point in the direction of water veins), 2023 w14.1×d9.6×h11.0cm

Following the exhibition held at Annely Juda Fine Art, London in 2022, in which the White Rock tea bowls by Raku Jikinyū (b.1949) inspired by Kazimir Malevich, shown in parallel with Suprematism drawings by Malevich, the second and this time a solo exhibition of Raku Jikinyu XV featuring 15 Black Rock and 15 White Rock tea bowls, will be held from this May at the same gallery.

These tea bowls are directly inspired by the modern music by Alban Berg, the avant-garde composer active in the early 1900s and Toru Takemitsu, the Japanese composer of the 20th century.

Black Rock tea bowls are represented by the music of Alban Berg while White Rock tea bowls by that of Toru Takemitsu.

The work could be described as an avant-garde objét in the form of tea bowl, achieved by a collaboration between Raku Jikinyu and music.

As Raku Jikinyu put it:

’Expression.. it may no longer be just a tea bowl, A tea bowl yet not a tea bowl, a sculpture yet not a sculpture, art yet not art, craft yet not craft …’



23 Dering Street 4th Floor, London, United Kingdom

Monday – Friday 10 – 6 

Saturday 10 - 5

+44 (0)207 629 7578


*Please contact Mitochu Koeki for further information or any enquiries on the exhibits.



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