Biography

1953               Born in Brazil
1977               Graduated from the Department of Law at Gakushûin University, Tokyo
1978               Completed the mastering techniques program of ceramics, Tajimi Technical High School, Gifu
1989               Studied at Cermica de Moncloa, Madrid

Associations:

Member of Japanese Traditional Art Crafts Association
Director of Takikawa Ceramic Center, Hokkaido

Awards:

 

1980               Mitsukoshi Prize and Hokkaidô News Company Prize, the 20th Traditional Crafts Exhibition
1983               Hokkaidô News Company Prize, the 23rd Traditional Crafts Exhibition
1995               Gold Prize, the 1st Modern Ceramics for Tea-Ceremony Exhibition, Toki, Gifu
2000               Grand Prize, the 6th Pottery for Sake vessel Exhibition
                       Toki Oribe Grand Prize, the 2nd Modern Ceramics for Tea-Ceremony Exhibition
2002               Grand Prize, Modern Ceramic Exhibition
                       Gold Prize, the 15th Industrial Design for Life in Northern Cities Competition
                      
Hamada Shôji Prize, the 4th Mashiko Ceramics Competition
                       Northern Cities Art Exhibition

2003               Bronze Prize, the 16th Industrial Design for Life in Northern Cities Competition
2004               Judge's Special Prize at the 5th Mashiko Ceramic Competition                       

Solo exhibitions:

                                                  Held solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Sapporo, Asahikawa and many other locations. Annual shows at Mitsukoshi Art Gallery, Nihonbashi, Tokyo.

Group exhibitions:

1980               20th Traditional Crafts Exhibition (also in ’83)
1984               Invited to Art of Hokkaidô exhibition, Hokkaidô Prefectural Museum of Modern Art (also in '85 and '86)
1990               Invited to Traditional Beauty: Wood and Ceramics, Hokkaidô Prefectural Museum of Art, Asahikawa
1994               Fletcher Challenge Exhibition, Auckland, New Zealand
1995               1st Modern Ceramics for Tea-Ceremony Exhibition, Toki, Gifu
1999               Asahi Contemporary Crafts Exhibition
2000               6th Pottery for Sake vessel Exhibition, Toki, Gifu
                       2nd Modern Ceramics for Tea-Ceremony Exhibition
2002               Modern Ceramic Exhibition
                       
15th Industrial Design for Life in Northern Cities Competition
                       4th Mashiko Ceramics Competition
                       Northern Cities Art Exhibition

2003               16th Industrial Design for Life in Northern Cities Competition
                       Mashiko Ceramics Competition Hamada Shōji Prize Recipients Exhibition

2004               Work enters the collection of the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation.
                       Exhibited at Metropolitan Museum of Art 6/2004
                       5th Mashiko Ceramic Competition

2006               Kikuchi Biennial, Tomo Museum, Tokyo
                       Kan, Auckland Museum of Art, New Zealand
                       Japan Ceramics Show, Daimaru Museum, Tokyo and Shinsaibashi Daimaru Museum, Osaka
2007               Kikuchi Biennale II, Musee Tomo, Tokyo
2014               The Betsy and Robert Feinberg Collection: Japanese Ceramics for the Twenty-first Century, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
                       Into the Fold: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from Horvitz Collection, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida (until 2016), Gainesville, FL
                       Hand and Wheel – Contemporary Japanese Clay, Portland Art Museum, Oregon 
2015              1st Exhibition of Works of Traditional Art Crafts Hokkaido, Sapporo

 

Public Collections:

Auckland Museum, New Zealand
Ceratopia Toki, Gifu
Mashiko Ceramic Museum
Minneapolis Institute of Art
New Orleans Museum of Art, LA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
Portland Art Museum, OR
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD