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Posts Tagged ‘Festival’

Posted in Blog on January 23, 2015

Firing One Kiln for Mashiko Potters

I finally returned after 2 years after moving out of Japan to Mashiko and met with Hamada Tomoo-san, the grandson of Hamada Shoji, a National Living Treasure who made Mashiko well-known. Hamada Shoji collected many historical items. They made a Reference museum, the Sankokan, ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on July 17, 2013

The ACGA Art Festival in Palo Alto

The ACGA Art Festival was a wonderful happening held on July 13 + 14 in Palo Alto California. I set up my booth on Friday and on Saturday morning prepared still some small things before the arrival of the customers. It was great to meet potter and glass friends and to see ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on July 7, 2013

Palo Alto news article about me and 2 other artist ...

The story behind the glass Artists share their stories before displaying work at the Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival by Karishma Mehrotra Palo Alto Weekly Staff   Before 2004, Deme Theofanous knew nothing about being an artist, other than watching a video about glass-blo ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on June 30, 2013

Participation in ACGA Festival.

After our move out of Japan this last March I will have my next exhibition at the Palo Alto ACGA Festival. The ACGA is the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California. The festival will be on July 13 + 14, 2013 from 10 am – 5 pm. It is held at the Palo Alto Art C ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on February 13, 2013

Trip to the Snow Festival in Sapporo, Hokkaido

  Last Sunday, Adriaan and I went to Sapporo on the northern island of Japan Hokkaido to the Snow Festival “Yuki Matsuri”. It was my belated birthday present and a good way still to see something from Japan before we leave this great place at the end of this m ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on January 1, 2010

New Years Celebration in The Netherlands

New Years Eve celebrations in Holland are as divers as the people, but with the recent economical situation a lot of people go back to old traditions like having the party at home, watching TV or playing boardgames together. My sister-in-law Inge, my son Roland and niece Esmee. ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on October 19, 2009

Dragon boat races in Enoshima

On Sunday, yesterday, we bicyled to Enoshima, which is a small island near Kamakura and famous for her goddess of Music and Entertainment, Benzaiten, who is enshrined on the island and who is said to have made it rise from the bottom of the sea in the sixth century. It was a bea ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on October 18, 2009

Festival at the Komyoji Temple

Last week, there was a festival “Matsuri” at our neighborhood temple (YOU TUBE video), the Komyoji. Every year they have an event at the temple called Ojuya, which means a Buddhist memorial service for the repose of the dead for 3 days. The temple belongs to the Jodo ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on July 17, 2009

Some events and daily life during the festival.

We stayed at the Nan-in, the center temple of all festivities: meetings, eating, sleeping and performing art events. The Buddhist service started every morning at 6.30am and after that we had breakfast. At 9am we had a staff meeting. Ayako-san and Shinobu-san , the founders of Ha ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on July 15, 2009

Artists of the Happymaker show at Koyasan

Happy maker is an art festival in which works of different genres can be experienced while walking around Koya town. Many events have been organized for both adults and children. It’s exhibition space is Mount Koya which has a long history of artists. Beautiful art on folding s ... Continue Reading

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