10 May 2024 (Friday) – 10 June 2024 (Monday)


11:30am – 6:30pm
4:00pm – 6:00pm (Opening Reception: 10/5)

05/10/2024 10:00 06/10/2024 18:00 Asia/Hong_Kong SHOKI KYOTO JAPAN Exhibition DATE: 10 May 2024 (Friday) – 10 June 2024 (Monday)
TIME: 11:30am – 6:30pm 4:00pm – 6:00pm (Opening Reception: 10/5)
H401, Hollywood

H401, Hollywood

Fee (HKD)



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In Japan, there was a custom in Kyoto in the late Edo period (1603-1867) to place Shoki on roofs to ward off misfortune and evil. Later, this custom spread not only to the Kansai region but also to the Chubu region.

Zhong Kui originated from the Tang Dynasty in China. Zhong Kui originated from the Tang Dynasty in China. Legend has it that Mr. Zhong Kui appeared in the dream of the ailing Emperor Xuanzong and defeated a demon who tried to steal Concubine Yang’s treasure.
Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty once painted a portrait of Zhong Kui, and it was said that Zhong Kui could ward off evil spirits.
Zhong Kui is a god in ancient Chinese mythology who specializes in exorcising evil spirits and fending off plagues. In Japan, it is not only used to ward off epidemics, but also to ward off evil spirits.

In this exhibition, you can appreciate and purchase Zhongkui and Other Arts works produce by Japanese ceramic artist Naoko Mitsumoto.

Naoko Mitsumoto

CEO of Kyoto Shokiya Co. Ltd.
Born in Kyoto prefecture, and studied ceramic art in college.
Sep. 2023, took her post of Kyoto Shokiva Co. Ltd.
Mar. 2024 being certified”京もの認定工芸士”which is a title given by Kyoto prefecture for young artist working for traditional industries.
Handling shoki doll which is a traditional guardian doll in Japan.
Mainly produces and sells Zhongkui and other colored glazed ceramics and accessories.

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