The Soko-kai is a group of Kyoto-based artisans that advocates a free and liberal approach to creative Kogei arts that respects the new ideas and creativity of individual artists, and provides a venue for them to showcase their work every year.
At the exhibition, I enjoyed works by 40 artists, including Issey Hattori and Koken Murata, as well as the 33rd Sokokai Grand Prize winner, Koh Miyaki.
Mr. Miyaki is usually an Urushi(Lacquer) Artwork artist, but this time he exhibited a contemporary artistic application, which was a very interesting exhibit.
Also on special display this year was the work of Masayuki Imai, a member of Soko-kai and father of Kogei Art KYOTO exhibitor Makimasa Imai, who passed away in March of this year.
The Soko-kai exhibition will be held on the 5th floor of the Kyoto Culture Museum until November 26 (Sun.).