Revere Hosts Jizai Reception
Jizai the traditional Japanese art of realistic, fully articulated
animals in silver, is currently on view at the Revere Academy of
Jewelry Arts, 760 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco,
The amazing collection of hand made silver creatures was created by
Yasuo Tanaka, Revere’s senior instructor, and his family. The
collection is on view until September 30, 2004. An artist’s
reception, which is open to the public, will be held on September
17th at 6:00 pm.
Jizai dates back to the early sixteenth century and has been passed
down through the Tanaka family. There are only three remaining
family members practicing this craft, including Yasuo Tanaka and his
father Tadakazu Tanaka. Jizai objects are hand made using jewelry
processes with hinges, rivets, gears and joints that allow flexible,
realistic movement, as if the animals were alive.
Yasuo Tanaka is a sixth generation silversmith and youngest
descendent of the family practicing Jizai. He is also a working
goldsmith and jewelry designer in Oakland, California. At the
reception, Mr. Tanaka will discuss the history of Jizai in his
family. For more
call Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts 415.391.4179. Admission is free.
I hope some of you can join us!
Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Inc.
760 Market St., Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94102