Now; Yutaka Hanaoka Pottery exhibition | 2017.11.3-11.12
+ Regular ongoing exhibition.

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Yutaka Hanaoka Pottery exhibition
November 3 (Sat.) - 12 (Sun.), 2017

Exhibition hours : 11:00 - 18:00
Artist Yutaka Hanaoka will be present at the gallery on Nov.3.

Most of Yutaka Hanaoka’s pottery falls under the Kohiki style of pottery. Kohiki is a traditional method of pottery where white powder is sprayed on top of the brown raw clay surface at the last stage of formation. The delicate white appearance of Kohiki pottery is what sets it apart and has been adored by many for hundreds of years.

Hanaoka uses the Kohiki method to mould the appearance of the objects, he creates facets (we call this Mentori) on the surface of many of his items. This gives a lot of angled dimensions to his creations.

Because of the numbers of faceted items, many might think Hanaoka’s icon is faceting, but you cannot miss his other techniques on Kohiki.
With the brush (Hakeme) or the stone (Ishime), he creates beautiful textures on the surface of the pottery, which add some tenderness to his otherwise stoic and sharp style.

Even though his style is simplistic, I am often surprised with how lively and beautiful the food and flowers look when served in his dishes and vases.

Hanaoka has a passion for cooking and grows his own vegetables. He grows shiitake mushrooms, lemons and even Buntan and is definitely a master gardener as these vegetables are not easy to grow in gardens. He also makes bacon and jams from the fruits from his garden.
It is this love and interest in food that I believe grants him the vision to create easy to use dishes which can elevate the presentation and makes him sensitive to how the food looks when served in his dishes.

I believe the beauty of Hanaoka san’s works comes from this combination of love for nature, cooking and an obsession to serve them beautifully.

It has been 5 years after the last exhibition of Yutaka Hanaoka, and this time we asked him to create some of the Black Pottery.

Please visit and enjoy the contrast of white and black styles side by side in our gallery.


Yutaka Hanaoka
Pottery exhibition

November 3 (Sat.) - 12 (Sun.), 2017
Exhibition hours : 11:00 - 18:00
Artist Yutaka Hanaoka will be present at the gallery on Nov.3.
*You can also buy from the regular ongoing exhibition.


From Kyoto station(京都駅) to TOKI no KUMO gallery(季の雲) (about 80minutes)
Directions to TOKI no KUMO gallery from Kyoto, are as below :

1.Take a train(JR) from Kyoto station to Nagahama station(長浜駅) (70 min)
Use the Special Rapid Service (For Nagahama) (JR北陸本線(新快速)・長浜 行き)
or Special Rapid Service (For Omi-Shiotsu via Maibara) (JR北陸本線(新快速) [米原 経由 近江塩津 行き])
on the JR Tokaido Main Line(東海道線), which runs frequently.
From Kyoto Station, it takes about 70 minutes to Nagahama Station.

2.Take a taxi from Nagahama station to gallery TOKI no KUMO (10 min)
Taxis are easily available at the east exit of Nagahama station. Please line up at the taxi stand to get a taxi conveniently.
Most taxi drivers at Nagahama Sta. are aware of our gallery. So, please just tell taxi driver "TOKI no KUMO 季の雲" or you can show the same written on piece of paper.
(Address in English "211-1 Yawatahigashicho, Nagahama " or Japanese "長浜市 八幡東町 211−1" can also be used using a smart phone or print out for further convenience.)
From Nagahama station, it takes about 10 min to gallery TOKI no KUMO.

* By walk from Nagahama station to gallery TOKI no KUMO: It takes about over 30min.
** By bus from Nagahama station to gallery TOKI no KUMO: there aren't many buses on this route, so we recommend coming by taxi.


Exhibition schedule 2017 (closing dates are here:) | past Exhibition

Dec.23. - Jan.22. 加藤良行(木工)
2012 Feb.11. - Mar. 4. 大江憲一(陶器)+ 服部竜也(陶器)+
ふじい製作所(木工)+ woodpecker(木工)
Mar.17. - Mar.25. 井上陽子+ 吉田次朗
Apr.14. - Apr.22. 村上躍(陶器)
Apr.28. - May. 6. garakuta展 X
May.12. - May.20. 岡田直人(陶器)+ 竹俣勇壱(金属)
Jun. 2. - Jun.10. 三谷龍二(木工)
Jun.22. - Jun.24. Relation:珈琲+シャツ+板皿展
Jul. 7. - Jul.22. 坂野友紀(金属)
Jul.28. - Aug.12. 市川孝(陶器)
Aug.15. - Sep. 2. 鳥取の手仕事展
Sep.15. - Sep.30. 花岡隆(陶器)
Oct. 6. - Oct.21. MAROBAYA(衣服)
Nov. 3. - Nov.18. 大村剛(陶器)+ 黒畑日佐代(陶器)+
関昌生(金属)+ sava(フェルト・他)
Dec. 1. - Dec.16. 青木良太(陶磁器)
Dec.22. - Jan.20. 桐本泰一(漆器)
2013 Feb. 2. - Mar. 3. 川村忠晴 (植物の灯り)
Mar.16. - Mar.31. 佃眞吾 (漆器・木工)
Apr. 6. - Apr.21. 薄井ゆかり (裂き織りバッグ)
Apr.24. - May. 9. 古道具を充実させた常設展
May.11. - May.26. 伊藤環 (陶器)
Jun. 8. - Jun.23. 新宮州三 (漆器)
Jul. 6. - Jul.21. 安齋新・厚子(陶磁器)
Jul. 6. 季の雲10周年イベント vol.2
mama!milk live at 季の雲ゲストハウス
Jul.27. - Aug.11. 市川孝(陶器)
Aug.13. - Sep. 5. 夏の古道具展
Sep. 7. - Sep.23. 吉田次朗(陶器・オブジェ)
Sep.28. - Oct.14. 山陰展
Oct.17. - Oct.27. mon Sakata(衣服)
Nov. 2. - Nov.17. 赤木明登(漆器)
Nov.30. - Dec.15. 杉村徹(木工)+服部竜也(陶器)
Dec.18. - Jan.13. 浦田由美子(フェルト)+月の木(布)+村上和香奈(布)
2014 Jan.16. - Feb.13. 古道具展
Feb.15. - Mar. 9. 木日屋(木工)+福井賢治(木工)
Mar.15. - Mar.30. 艸田正樹(ガラス)+竹中悠記(ガラス)+でく工房(ガラス)
Apr.12. - Apr.20. 三笘修(陶磁器)
Apr.26. - May. 6. ギャラリーONO(ガベ)
May.10. - May.25. 羽生野亜(木工)+横山拓也(陶器)
Jun. 7. - Jun.22. 岡田直人(磁器)
Jul. 5. - Jul.21. 井藤昌志(木工)
Aug.2. - Aug.17. 市川孝(陶器)
Aug.20. - Sep. 3. 窯工房(骨董)
Sep. 6. - Sep.23. 関昌生(ワイヤー)+山下カバン(布バッグ)
Oct. 4. - Oct.19. KINTA(木工)
Nov. 1. - Nov.16. 鎌田克慈(漆器)+杉田明彦(漆器)+土田和茂(漆器)
Nov.22. - Dec. 7. 青木良太(陶磁器)
2015 Jan. 3. - Jan.12. 古道具展
Jan.17. - Feb. 1. 海野 毅(金属)+髙木 剛(陶器)
Feb. 7. - Feb.22. 清水善行(陶磁器)
Mar. 7. - Mar.22. 佃眞吾(木工)
Mar.26. - Apr. 5. mon Sakata(洋服)
Apr.11. - Apr.26. 安斎新・厚子(陶磁器)
Apr.29. - May.10. 曽田耕(革)
May.23. - Jun. 7. 安藤雅信(陶磁器)
Jun.20. - Jul. 5. 崔在皓 チェ ジェホ(磁器)
Jul.11. - Jul.26. 艸田正樹(ガラス)+杉村徹(木工)+中野幹子(ガラス)
Aug. 8. - Aug.23. 市川孝(陶器)
Aug.29. - Sep.13. 古道具展『花のある暮らし』
Sep.19. - Sep.27. 三谷龍二(木工)
Oct. 3. - Oct.18. 薄井ゆかり(裂き織り)
Oct.31. - Nov.15. MAROBAYA(洋服)
Nov.21. - Dec. 6. 岡田直人(陶磁器)+新宮州三(漆)
Dec.12. - Dec.23. 髙木 剛(陶器)・田中敬史(陶器)・村上雄一(陶磁器)
2016 Jan.16. - Jan.31. マルティン ハヌシュ(陶器)
Feb. 6. - Feb.21. 中国茶器展
Feb.27. - Mar.13. 井上美樹(ガラス)・中西申幸(陶器)・水野悠祐(木工)
Mar.26. - Apr.3. 三笘修(陶器)
Apr.29. - May.8. 古道具展
May.21. - May.29. 津田清和 (ガラス)
Jun.11. - Jun.26. 服部竜也 (陶磁器)
Jul.2. - Jul.18. 井藤昌志 (木工)
Aug.6. - Aug.14. 市川孝 (陶磁器)
Aug.27. - Sep.11. 大山求 (鉄)
Sep.17. - Oct. 2. 大江憲一 (陶磁器) ・ 新田佳子 (ガラス)
Oct. 8. - Oct.23. 羽生野亜 (木工)
Oct.29. - Nov.13. 森岡成好 (陶器) ・ 森岡由利子 (磁器)
Nov.19. - Dec. 4. 青木良太 (陶磁器)
Dec.10. - Dec.25. 村上雄一 (陶磁器)
2017 Jan. 3. - Jan. 9. 古道具展
Jan.14. - Jan.29. 杉村徹 (木工)・角掛政志 (陶器)
Feb.11. - Feb.26. 中国茶器展II
Mar.11. - Mar.26. 木日屋(木工)・竹下努(磁器)・田中大喜(陶磁器)
Apr. 1. - Apr. 9. 大平新五(陶器・古道具)
Apr.15. - Apr.23. 佃眞吾(木工)
Apr.29. - May. 7. 茶遊記展 (陶・ガラス・木・金属・布・茶・菓子)
May.13. - May.28. 喜多村光史 (陶器)・新田佳子 (ガラス)
Jun.17. - Jul. 2. 竹下鹿丸 (陶器)・芳賀龍一 (陶器)
Jul. 8. - Jul.17. 安斎新・厚子 (陶器)
Jul.22. - Jul.30. 市川孝 (陶器)
Aug. 5. - Aug.20. 大中和典 (陶磁器)
Sep. 2. - Sep.18. Choi Jae Ho 崔在皓 (White Porcelain)
Sep.30. - Oct.15. Jun Furukawa 古川潤 (Sculpture)
Oct.21. - Oct.29. mon Sakata (clothes)
2017 Nov. 3. - Nov.12. Yutaka Hanaoka 花岡隆 (pottery)
Nov.13. - Nov.22. Regular ongoing exhibition
Nov.23. - Dec. 3. Michi Imai + Shoko Ozawa 今井美智・小澤章子 (glass + pottery)
Dec. 4. - Dec. 8. Regular ongoing exhibition
Dec. 9. - Dec.24. Motomu Oyama + Yoshiyuki Shimizu 大山求・清水善行
(iron + pottery)