Prifile

1949 Born in Iwamizawa-city, Hokkaido

Relevant Work History

1977-1994 Worked as guidance teacher at an institution for the mentally handicapped peaple

1986 Set up studio in Shinshinotsu village Hokkaido

Association
1992  official member of Hokkaido Ceramic Art Association

2003  a member of the Japan Crafts Association

Selected public collections

Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin,Wl
Metroolitan Museum of Art, NY
Minneapolis Institute of Art,MN
New Orieans Museum of Art,LA
Sent Louis Museum of Art,

 

Awards
1984 Enty to All Hokkaido  Ceramic Exhibition (thereafter every year until '00)
1988 Awarded Hokkaido Newspaper Prize , Japan  

References
"Ceramics of Traditional Crafts"Honoho Geijusu. vol. 79
"Serial essay " Toyu (2009-2010)
"Feature on Neriage" Honoo Geijutsu vol. 116

Solo Exhibitions

1991 Daido Gallery, Saporo (also in '93, '94, and '96-'00)
1994 Aterier M, Hino ,Tokyo (also in '96, '98,'00,'02)
2001 Gallery Kogei Murata, Ginza, Tokyo
2003 Nakamura Bijutsu Salon Shimodate (also in '05 '08 '12)
2004 Inui Gallery , Akasaka, Tokyo
2005 Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Art Gallwry, Tokyo
2006 Marui Imai , Sapporo
2007 Rakubido Chatokan , Yamagata (also in '10 '13)
2009 Saito Gallery ,Sapporo (thereafter annually)
2010 Kogei Ima, Tokyo (also in '12 '14)

 

Group Exhibitions

 

1985 Nihon dento kogeiten(Japan Traditional Crafts Exhibition    thereafter additional 7 times )

        Higashinihon dento kogeiten (The  East Japan Traditional Art Craft Exhibition   thereafter 32 additional times )

1986 Chunichi International Ceramic Exhibition (also in '87)

1998 Mashiko tougeiten (Mshiko Ceramics Competition  slso in '02 '04 '08 )

2000 Gendai chato-ten (Contemporary Tea Ceramics Exhibition  thereafter additional 8 times )

2003 Nihon tougei-ten (Japan Ceramics Exhibition  also in '05)

2005 The First Kikuchi Biennale (Tokyo)

2006 Cool & Sophisticated:Contemparary Master Ceramisists of Eastern Japan (Ibaraki)

2007

 

2010