Robert Yellin Yakimono Gallery

ロバート イエリンやきものギャラリー   Click to listen highlighted text! ロバート イエリンやきものギャラリー

(robaato ierin yakimono gyarari)

Located just a short walk from the stunning Ginkaku-ji Temple, the Robert Yellin Yakimono Gallery is a one-of-a-kind destination for pottery enthusiasts and art lovers alike. This carefully curated gallery features an exceptional collection of Japanese ceramics, showcased in a beautiful traditional Kyoto house.

Robert Yellin, an American who has called Japan home for decades, is renowned as one of the foremost experts on Japanese pottery. With his encyclopedic knowledge of all things “yakimono,” he offers visitors a truly unparalleled experience.

The gallery itself is a must-see for anyone serious about Japanese ceramics. Yellin has a discerning eye for the unique and striking, displaying works from a variety of contemporary Japanese ceramic artists. Visitors can expect to find examples of famous pottery areas like Bizen, alongside lesser-known styles that are sure to impress.

As you peruse the gallery, you’ll be transported to another time and place, surrounded by the beauty and craftsmanship of these incredible pieces. And with Yellin on hand to answer any questions and share his expertise, you’re sure to come away with a newfound appreciation for the art of Japanese pottery.

But it’s not just the pottery that draws visitors to this extraordinary gallery – it’s the ambiance as well. The traditional Kyoto house provides the perfect backdrop for the stunning pieces on display, and the atmosphere is serene and calming.

And if all that wasn’t enough, visitors can also enjoy a cup of tea with Yellin himself. It’s the perfect way to relax and chat about all aspects of Japanese ceramics, gaining even deeper insights into this rich and fascinating art form.

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