Ticket and Flyer for Takeo's Exhibit at the Daimaru Museum Exhibit
One of the purposes of our trip was to see Takeo Takemasa's art exhibit in Kyoto. He is a master glass engraver and we are lucky to have as our next-door-neighbor back home, here in Corning.
It was a rare opportunity to see his 35 pieces of his work, created over the last 20 years. Most of his collectors are in Japan. Few people from Corning -- I think we were the first -- to have seen an exhibit of his work.
Some of the pieces are quite tall. Most of them are multiple pieces of glass which fit together in clever combinations.
Takeo also created a video of his process and studio. It showed Corning Market Street, the Corning Museum of Glass, his studio, his home, and even our street.
Takeo is a celebrity! He was being interviewed for newspapers while we were there, and will be doing features with other master artists on television. The exhibit will travel from Kyoto to two more cities before he returns home to Corning in December.