Mako Nishimori Ceramic Exhibition
November 8 - 19, 2018
Opening Reception on Friday, November 9, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
No reservation required. Please join us!
"Tōcha" Tea Ceremony by Souheki Mori
森 宗碧 闘茶 茶会
Sunday, November 11, 11am / Thursday, November 15, 6:30 pm
Please make a reservation at the bottom of this page
at Setsugekka East Village
We are pleased to announce that we will be holding Mako Nishimori ceramic exhibition, and Souheki Mori will hold "Tōcha" Japanese tea ceremony in conjunction with Nishimori's exhibition.
Nishimori has owned ceramic school, Togei Kyoshitsu of NY, since 1994 in New York. There are more than 1,500 students in total that have learned various Japanese techniques both in hand building and wheel throwing class. Many members of her class come to her studio to relax and enjoy by making ceramic works. Nishimori has held and joined numerous ceramic exhibitions and group shows. In addition, Nishimori plays an active part as a director of Tokyo-NY ceramic competition since 1999. This exhibition will be a special opportunity to enjoy Nishimori's latest artworks.
Opening reception will be held on Friday, November 9th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Please join us to talk with the artist and enjoy a bowl of matcha.
During this exhibition, "Tōcha" tea ceremony hosted by Souheki Mori, assisted by Junya Mori, with Nishimori’s artworks will be held on Sunday, November 11th from 11 am and on Thursday, November 15th from 6:30 pm. Please kindly note that the seats for the tea ceremony are limited, so please register early. Thank you.
We are looking forward to seeing you and sharing a joy of Nishimori’s great artworks.
Owner of Togei Kyoshitsu of NY since 1994
Tokyo-NY ceramic competition organizer and director since 1999
Born in Kochi Prefecture, Japan
Education: Kochi University in Kochi, Japan. Major in Fine Art
Residence: New York since 1971
2018 KOSAKA Gallery, NY
2016 Consulate general of Japan, Japan Information Center Gallery, NY
2013 Baltimore Small Works “100 Tea pot,” Baltimore
2010 Salmagundi Club, NY
2009 Sushiden Gallery, NY
2007 Small Work, NY
2006 Nippon Gallery, NY
2004 Tenri Gallery, NY
2004 Gallery PFO, Busan, Korea
2003 Denis Bibro, NY
Souheki Mori was born and raised in Japan. She has studied the Japanese tea ceremony for over twenty years under the Japan Association of the Tea Ceremony and received a certification as Japanese Tea Ceremony Master in 2003. Mori holds the title of Jufuku- an.
In 2011, she has established Tea-Whisk in New York City to introduce the beauty of the Japanese Tea Ceremony with Junya Mori. In 2012, she became a Contemporary Chanoyu Award Winner as a distinguished tea master. Mori has hosted and conducted the Japanese Tea Ceremony in numerous places, such as American Museum of Natural History, Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall for Japan Week 2012 and 2015, and Japan Society. She has given a lecture on the Japanese Tea Ceremony at New York University, Queens College, and Birch Wathen Lenox school and many others around Tri State. She has also joined the tea ceremony internationally, including World Tea Gathering in Mexico, 2013 and Iceland in 2014, and the London Tea Club in U.K.
Mori values her relationships with talented artists, collaborated with them, and held tea events and exhibits blending their creative worlds with her own unique approach to the tea ceremony. She believes that within the tea ceremony is a force invisible and precious, and that one can achieve spiritual growth through practicing tea.
"Tōcha 闘茶" Tea Ceremony
We are happy to offer an opportunity to enjoy an hour experience of authentic Japanese tea ceremony. In this special occasion in conjunction with Mako Nishimori's ceramic exhibit, we will hold Tōcha (闘茶), which is a tea game to distinguish a specific tea from other three teas. This means that you will take a sip of target matcha, then taste three small cups of matcha to determine which is the same matcha as a target one. You will be able to enjoy latest ceramics by Mako Nishimori during the tea ceremony.
* This is an E-ticket.
* Matcha and Japanese confectionery included.