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Herend porcelain exhibition at the Hungarian Cultural Centre of the Liszt Institute in Tokyo

From April 7 to May 26, 2022, an industrial history exhibition titled ‘Herend Behind the Scenes’ can be viewed at the Liszt Cultural Institute in Tokyo, Japan.

The exhibition displays the most important events of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory’s nearly 200-year history and the processes of handcrafted porcelain making. Highlight of the exhibition is a round table in the middle, which presents 6 world-famous Herend patterns, also well known in Japan, their history, as well as works of art from the encounter of Japanese culture and Herend porcelain, such as the Herend sumo cup made for winning sumo athletes.

The exhibition was realized with the support of the Hungarian Embassy in Tokyo and Hoshi Shoji, the exclusive distributor of Herend porcelain in Japan.

The official opening ceremony of the event was held on April 7, 2022. Welcoming speeches were held by Wakamiya Kenji, the Minister in charge of the Expo, who is a big fan of Herend porcelain, the former sumo yokozuna Shibatayama Yasushi, a member of the Japan Sumo Association’s PR Executive, Suzuki Daisuke, Director of Hoshi Shoji Ltd., and Ambassador Norbert Palanovics. Dr. Attila Simon, CEO of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory Ltd., greeted the participants in a letter.

The exhibition will be accompanied by two events: on April 21, 2022, within the framework of a ‘Herend tea party,’ visitors can get information about the use of Hungarian honey for tea making; on May 12, 2022, under the title ‘Everything You Need to Know About Herend’, there will be a detailed introduction to the porcelain culture embodied by the Herend Porcelain Manufactory. There was so much interest in the two events that the seats ran out in 1 day. During the exhibition, the organizers will also be preparing for two additional Saturday opening days (April 23 and May 21, 2022) for those who cannot visit the exhibition on working days.

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