Gallery Sui: Makoto Takahashi Memorial Gallery
Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
“Sui” is a gallery in the memory of Makoto Takahashi, who dedicated himself to create porcelains throughout his life.
At a studio on a hill overlooking the sea and surrounded by orange orchards, he expressed inspiring moments of the four seasons in nature on his porcelain vessels.
The gallery is where he used to live and work.
Please come and experience a wide variety of his colorful works.
The gallery is open for 1 week in spring and again in autumn. For other times, please make a reservation by phone or email.
Please check the schedule on “news”.
This is the calligraphic letter, sui, that Yanagiya Koman, a rakugoka (traditional Japanese story teller) drew for the gallery. Makoto loved him and enjoyed his show very much.
The Chinese characters for kingfisher are “翡翠” and these two characters have another meaning, very clear blue-green. The kingfisher was one of Makoto’s favorite motifs and he worked very hard to make this particular color. We took one of these letters and named the gallery “翠”, Sui.
The letter resembles that bird, smoothly and gracefully jumping from the water.