Cmments made by people who appreciate with taste have few points to listen to than expected though they keep to the point. But there is something painful when

Shoji Hamana



"Taste" refers to the texture of details such as the shape, tone and pattern of the work, and "feel" refers to the overall impression. The ceramic artist says that "taste" can be represented purposefully to some extent but "feeling" is different. Amateur's comments are more scary  than those of a connoisseur who shows his vast knowledge of taste because an amateur "tackles at his own angle" and confronts an artist with "standards" the artist does not know. From a collection of essays, "Inexhaustibleness."


October 21,  2018

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun