The Easel

Kitaoji Rosanjin only served the very best

This review of a major Tokyo exhibition opens with this quote “If clothes make the person, dishes make the food”. What emerges is not a foodie piece but a discussion of ceramics, overlaid with the Japanese idea of “beauty in use”. This speaks to a broad concept of art – certainly not something limited to art gallery walls. The artist is described as a once in 500 year genius but, beyond that, none of the usual pigeonholes seem to quite fit