19th Tokyo-New York Friendship
Ceramic Competition

Ceramic Artist Friendship Association, Inc. (“CaFa”) is proud to announce the 19th Tokyo-New York Friendship Ceramic Competition for the year 2023. 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 11th 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; and Joan B. Mirviss, President, Joan B. Mirviss Ltd., Japanese Fine Art, Author, 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 April 13th to April 19th, 2023. The reception and award presentation ceremony will be held on Friday, April 14th from 5:30 p.m. 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.

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
T: (212) 752-9229
F: (212) 752-9595

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, April 14, 2023


April 13, 2023, to April 19, 2023

Application Deadline

Sunday, April 2, 2023

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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19th Tokyo-New York Friendship Ceramic Competition is supported by: