Kenichi Takanaka “Hakuji (White porcelain)”

A special exhibition by painter, calligrapher and ceramicist, Kenichi Takanaka, a who works with a variety of media, will be held at HIN in Kyoto, OVER THE COUNTER in Tokyo and A&S Fukuoka.

Event details

Kenichi Takanaka’s exhibition is an annual event at Arts & Science. This year, the artist’s first, a collection of new works of white porcelain will be introduced A&S owner Sonya Park, who saw the white porcelain pieces he had created, was attracted to their unique texture and requested to Takanaka to create pieces featuring this porcelain exhibition. The work is now being shared after the concept has been worked on for several years. In addition to ceramics and paintings, the exhibition will have also continued from last year to create his new painted styles featured on small leather goods and knitwear made in collaboration with A&S.

Please enjoy this special feature of original works by Takanaka. He is an artist that creates using classical techniques, however he always has new free forms of expression coming from within himself and his originality. The forms of expression we feel have evolved expansively as he continues to create over the years. We look forward to welcoming you.

  • Due to event installment the shops will close early the day before the opening. HIN / Arts & Science will close at 15:00 on September 13th (Wednesday) and OVER THE COUNTER will close at 15:00 on September 28th (Thursday).


Kenichi Takanaka is a chirographer, painter, and potter. He was born in Toride-shi, Ibaraki in 1966. Beginning his education at Gakushuin University, Takanaka later left in order to teach himself the techniques of calligraphy, painting, and pottery. In 1993 he set up his kiln and studio in Otaki, Chiba, where he devotes himself to his artistic activities while leading a semi self-sufficient life with livestock. His unique and humorous works are influenced by old Chinese and Japanese scriptures and are exhibited in various art galleries in Japan.



Kenichi Takanaka “Hakuji (White porcelain)”


HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
September 14th (Thursday) — September 24th (Sunday) 2023 / 11:00 – 19:00
Artist will be present: September 14th (Thursday)
*The shop is closed on Tuesdays


September 29th (Friday) — October 9th (Monday/Holiday) 2023 / 11:00 – 19:00
Artist will be present: September 29th (Friday)
*The shop is closed on Tuesdays


October 20th (Friday) — October 29th (Sunday) 2023 / 11:00 – 19:00
*The shop is closed on Tuesdays

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