The upcoming exhibition will explore the unique methods of yakishime, an ancient ceramics technique. In this process, unglazed wares are fired at high temperatures, and over time, it has been adapted in various directions in Japan. Attendees can expect a comprehensive look at how this technique has been used to create exquisite pieces of pottery.

The display aims to introduce local people to Japanese culture by examining yakishime from the earliest examples to contemporary works.

Yakishime dates back to the 4th or 5th centuries. During the 12th to 17th centuries, it became firmly entrenched in the production of major Japanese ceramic centers, such as Bizen, Shigaraki, and Tokoname. This technique was used extensively in the crafting of beautiful and unique items, which still captivate people today.

The exhibition will showcase Yakishime wares of two distinct varieties; utensils used in the Japanese tea ceremony, which has had a profound impact on traditional Japanese culture, and tableware that is essential to everyday life in Japan. Featuring these two types of Yakishime wares, the exhibition promises to be an enlightening look at the culture that has shaped Japan.

The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam and the Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum are collaborating to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan with a special exhibition. This noteworthy event will showcase the cultural ties between the two countries and the progress they have achieved in the last half-century.