The exhibition is extended until 15th April.
I'd like to invite you that the Exhibition of The rebirth of Shoji Hamada's Noborigama by Japan Mingei Association Tochigi Members.
The Exhibition of The Rebirth of Shoji Hamada's Noborigama
2015.3.21(Sat) ~ 4.15(Wed) 9:00 - 17:00
4264 Mashiko, Mashiko-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi
This project of the rebirth of Shoji Hamada's Noborigama was carried out to fire the kiln with many potters and students in February.
This kiln hadn't been fired for 40 years since Hamada Shoji passed away.
It was destroyed by the great east Japan earthquake, and it was restored with many people's support.
Euan also put some pots made by friends, who helped and supported us after the earthquake, in his space of the kiln.
I think that it was a very memorable firing kiln for everyone who loves pottery.
Thank you very much.
ユアン クレイグ的 陶芸生活
Thank you for visiting my blog.
This blog about my husband, Euan Craig, who is an Australian potter in Japan; about his works, making process, our life style and our family.
20 March 2015
15 March 2015
I added this above.
If you missed the program, you can watch this.
There is a rebroadcast of TV program "Begin Japonology", which Euan was in,
at NHK World site. (English site)
You just click the NOW ON AIR on the site, then you can watch.
It is on March 16th, 8:30~8:58, 14:30~14:58, 20:30~20:58,
and on 17th, 2:30~2:58 (Japan time).
If you check the TV Schedule, to chose your country and day,
you can find out the schedule on your time.
My son, Canaan graduate from junior high school on Friday.
He had just entered junior high school when they filmed.
The kids are all growing so fast.
There are so many things we haven't done yet.
But I think we are moving forward step by step.
I am grateful for your friendships and your thoughts.
11 March 2015
March 11th, 14:46
We prayed in silence for one minute.
I have felt like it was a long and also brief time in the four years since then.
We are living a new life here.
Parted from old friends, some new friends met.
Some things changed, others not.
Some things ended, others begun.
We have had some very hard and difficult times,
but we have also had many happy times.
We are living everyday, and moving forward.
We sometimes stop,
and feel like we are not moving forward and straggling.
Sometimes looking back,
to see how far we've come.
Sometimes looking forward,
to wonder where this road leads.
I believe we don't have to worry alone,
we should talk to those beside us.
It is important to talk; do not think you burden others.
When you share your suffering and pain, it makes your mind clear
and helps disperse your worries into small fragments.
When you tell us your happiness, it increases every time.
My children are growing everyday and getting used to this life here.
They made many friends.
How do they feel and think now after four years past?
When they come home tonight, we shall talk about many things.
Life is short, it is best to live with smiles and laughter.