Contemporary ceramic art
In 2013 Sokyo Gallery was founded in Kyoto, in the heart of the art district. The gallery specialises in contemporary art, mainly ceramics. Kyoto is the thousand-year-old cultural capital of Japan which highly valued tradition and formality, reaching a pinnacle of sophistication. From the 1920s, a group of potters advocated the expression of individual personality in ceramic works, transforming the potter into a true artist. Today Sokyo Gallery aims to elevate ceramics into the realm of fine art with exciting new aesthetic directions. Sokyo has a global audience and is a leader in spreading knowledge of the excellence of Japanese ceramic arts to the rest of the world.