at Iwasawa Oriental Art
75 University Ave., Los Gatos
October 22nd to November 10th, 2010
Hours: 11am to 5pm, or by appointment
Food expresses the culture, spirit, values, and artistic sensitivity of the people of a particular region or country. In this exhibition we hope to help Americans understand more about Japanese cuisine, culture, and craftsmanship, and to reveal how the current crop of trend conveys Japan’s seasonal sensibility, not only in the foods they serve but in how they present them — dishware, decor, and even lighting subtly change four times a year.
Their seasonal expressions are seen in meticulous choices of pottery, lacquer ware, fabrics, washi paper, scrolls, vases, flowers, and so much more. The same care is given to sourcing the finest ingredients of each season, which is integral to the best Japanese cuisine. Please join our exhibition into the views and values expressed by those behind Japanese cuisine. It is through their keen insights and beliefs that a fresh face of Japan will emerge.