KARATSU, JAPAN | THE STORY OF FOOD + CERAMICS WITH LOCAL MAKERS IN SOUTHERn JAPAN | NOVEMBER 2019
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ABOUT THE TRIP
Join us in the beautiful southern region of Japan, off-the-radar of the tourist masses, as we explore the intersections of food and ceramics, and the special story that interplays between them. Karatsu and surrounding areas are filled with culinary surprises and sought after pottery, colorful Arita ware (porcelain) and earthy Karatsu stoneware are the roots of Japanese ceramics. We will meet with local makers, chefs, food producers + harvesters- think soy, sake + nori, modern ceramic artists, traditional potters and more.
This intimate behind-the-scenes experience will be curated and lead by Prairie Stuart-Wolff. Upon moving to Japan in 2007, Prairie immediately recognized the great depth and beauty of Japanese culinary traditions and her good fortune to have married into a family of accomplished potters, dedicated cooks, and food connoisseurs. Her father-in-law, Takashi Nakazato, has long been a recognized champion of talented growers, producers, and chefs. Eating at her mother-in-law, Kuniko’s table kindled a desire to know more about the fascinating ingredients she used and the techniques in the kitchen that daily transformed them into such exquisite dishes. Thus began this endeavor, to learn about and document the principles and practices of Japanese food and culture in context.
You can learn more about Prairie on instagram @cultivateddays
We are also very fortunate to collaborate with Hanako Nakazato, a 14th generation potter from Japan, Hanako’s technique and philosophy are rooted in the ceramic traditions of Karatsu, Japan. But years spent living in the West has influenced her shapes and surfaces. Her wide variety of simple functional forms are carried in many galleries and shops throughout Japan and the US. She currently divides her time between studios in Japan and Maine.
Follow along @monohanako
Photos by Prairie Stuart-Wolff cultivateddays.co
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