Sensei had a group of 25 people come in to watch him work. He demonstrated his technique on the wheel and then gave them a tour of the studio. While the studio was filled with visiters, I walked to the Akazu Museum. It always looks closed, but that's because it is haha! It is only open Saturday and Sunday. But, it being open, I got to see beautiful historical pottery to the area. There were Oribe, Ofuke, Kizeto, Kozeto, Tetsuyo, Shino, and Kaiyu styles.
After the studio was free, I got to get to work. I took one of Sensei's cups and tried to duplicate it multiple times. I think I did pretty alright for not seeing a demo, most of mine look alike even though there are some small differences.
After looking at more of Sensei's work I asked Megumi how they made the Japanese soup spoons. She helped me set it up and I made a bunch! I am so excited to have one of my own!! (Pictures to come soon). I had to rush to finish so that I could change for the welcome party and go to dinner with Sensei and Megumi. I was soooll excited for SUSHI!! I finally got some sushi while in Japan. it was conveyor belt style and it was so very delicious. I did get to adventures this time around, but maybe next time I'll try some octopus, squid, or a fish I don't recognize. My belly was very happy heading to the live gig. Sensei performed amazingly and it was so much fun! When I get my computer up and running again I will add videos from the show. Another wonderful day in Japan!