Valentine's Day In Hirafu With Coffee, Chocolates, and Japanese Ceramics
Spending Valentine's Day sipping coffee from hand-crafted Japanese Ceramics while nibbling delightful chocolates. Art and culture in Hirafu-Niseko!
The Kiyoe Gallery Niseko was a new addition to the Hirafu-Niseko scene this winter and yet under the direction of Kiyoe Hosokawa has wasted no time with bringing about an exciting line-up of exhibitions and events. For Hirafu and the Niseko area at large, this has been a great boost to the budding cultural scene, bringing that much more added value to Niseko as a travel destination. Our latest run in with the Kiyoe Gallery was for their Valentine's Day event, Coffee and Ceramics.
Not only was the gallery itself a particular treat, but we were lucky enough to meet Hiroshi Nakamura himself, the artist behind many of the pieces already on display and which will be the main feature for next week's Sake and Ceramics event.
Hailing from northern Hokkaido, Mr. Nakamura now lives on the edge of Sapporo city. He spends his days creating many beautiful works like those on display. Mr. Nakamura has spent over 40 years perfecting his art. His ceramics are all created by hand and the designs stenciled on using tapes and airbrushes. The gallery was displaying several dozen of his works, the majority available for sale as well. Everything from plates and platters to small cups and ornate vases.
If you are in the area and haven't made a trip over to Kiyoe Gallery Niseko, it is always worth taking the time. Whether there is an event like this one, a travelling exhibition, or even just a regular day it is a nice sanctuary for silent thought and reflection. Keep your eye on our event's page as we keep up-to-date with all the new exciting exhibitions to come!