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Shoji Hamada at Reikorangi, 1965

Shoji Hamada at Reikorangi, 1965

In 1965 master Japanese potter Shoji Hamada visited New Zealand and held a workshop at Janet and Wilf Wright's Reikorangi pottery near Waikanae. Japanese potters were very influential in New Zealand and visits by the likes of Hamada were special events. In this photograph Shoji Hamada (seated at right) looks on as Terence Barrow (front left) and Wilf Wright (back left) display some pottery. Hamada's son Atsuya is looking in the cabinet.

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Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, 'Crafts and applied arts - Craft in the 1950s and 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/45309/shoji-hamada-at-reikorangi-1965 (accessed 25 September 2020)

Story by Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, published 22 Oct 2014