18th Tokyo-New York
Ceramic Competition


Ceramic Artist Friendship Association, Inc. ("CaFa") is proud to announce the 18th Tokyo-New York Ceramic Competition for the year 2019. CaFa was organized in 1997 to further the cultural ties between the sister cities of New York and Tokyo by encouraging and honoring the creativity of their clay artists. All ceramists from New York and Tokyo are invited to enter the competition.

Eminent judges including Toshio Ohi, the 10th Generation Ohi Potter; Shinichi Doi, former conservator, The Metropolitan Museum; Cora Rosevear, former Associate Curator, Museum of Modern Art; Professor Miyeko Murase, Takeo and Itsuko Atsumi Professor Emerita, Columbia University and former Special Consultant for Japanese Art at The Metropolitan Museum will select winning pieces from 100 of the finest works, 50 from New York and 50 from Tokyo. An exhibition of the selected pieces will be presented at The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club from November 13th to 19th, 2019. The reception and award presentation ceremony will be on Friday, November 15th, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm at the Nippon Gallery. Prizes will be awarded for outstanding works. Each entry will be judged for its aesthetics, creativity, originality, and technical skill. First Place Grand Prize winner will receive a round trip ticket from New York to Tokyo contributed by All Nippon Airways and cash award from Gallery Saika.

We look forward to seeing you and your artwork that will bring New York and Tokyo's sister city affiliation even closer.

Ceramic Artist Friendship Association, Inc.
200 East 61st Street, Suite 35C
New York, NY 10065
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Round trip ticket to Japan from All Nippon Airways and
cash award for first place grand prize winner from Gallery Saika.
In addition, second & third place awards,
People's Award and various honorable mentions.

Reception and Award Ceremony

Friday, November 15th, 2019


November 13, 2019 to November 19, 2019

Application Deadline

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club

Monday - Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Admission Free

145 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019

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18th Tokyo-New York Friendship Ceramic Competition is supported by: