Japanese Ceramics and Kimonos on Display at Linden Gallery in Door County

The Linden Gallery of Ellison Bay is honored to co-curate a show of Japanese ceramics and kimonos with Mizuya Fine Arts. The exhibition will highlight unique Japanese antique, vintage and contemporary tableware and vintage kimonos. Mizuya, which literally mean “water house” in Japanese, and is a type of wooden cabinet to house tableware, is dedicated to devotees of Japanese cuisine and specializes in collectible, but entirely useful, ceramics and lacquer ware.

Risa Sekiguchi and her husband Kirk Vuillemot, both graduates of the Art Institute of Chicago, have been collecting Japanese antiques for over 20 years. Because of their love for Japanese food and art, they established a gallery focusing on table- and tea-ware. They have garnered their greatest inspiration from Yanagi Soetsu, the creator of the Mingei movement, and his mentor, William Morris, father of the Arts & Crafts movement.

The couple will be at the gallery on July 30 and 31 to discuss the relationship of food and tableware as well as discuss Japanese culinary traditions.

For more information call 920.854.2487.