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The Beauty Of Porcelain at Ishitani Residence Featuring Akihiro Maeta

One of the most remote regions in all of Japan, Tottori has the lowest population of any prefecture in the country. Akihiro Maeta is one of many Japanese artists that find the tranquility and slow pace of Tottori the ideal place to create his works. Working with pure white porcelain his works is highly regarded around the world and in 2013 he was recognized as a Living National Treasure.
The pure white of Maeta’s works reveal subtle complexities when exhibited in soft natural light. One of Maeta’s favorite places to display his work is the Ishitani Residence. Located in Chizu,Tottori, it’s a sprawling complex of buildings and gardens that embodies Japanese architectural aesthetics.

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