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History of pottery

1949  Born at Arita chou in Saga Prefecture.

1964  Got into the road of pottery.

1968  Studied under my father-in-law, Chuemon, identified as intangible cultural heritage.

1971  Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Exhibition for the first time.

1979  Independent and established his kiln named as a pottery of Okugawa Shun’emon.

1981  Designated as a Japan Art Crafts Association Regular Member

1986  Received the 1st Class National Trade Skill Test(hand wheel)

1986  Accepted as Traditional Craftsman.

1994  Received best skilled worker of Saga.

2000  Submitted to the Association of Saga pottery at British Museum.

2001  Large blue-white porcelain with flower design is in the collection of British Museum.

2001  Assumed the position of Special lecturer about hand wheel at the Saga Prefectural Ceramic School.

2002  Commended as a ‘contemporary master craftsman’, who has outstanding

                technique by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

2004  Submitted to the Association of Arita Pottery hold in Germany(Berlin).

2005  Received the Medal with Yellow Ribbon.

2010  Assumed the position of master lecturer for hand wheel at Saga Prefectural Ceramic School.

2011  Submitted to the ARTFAIR 2011 in Shanghai.

2014  Submitted to the Heritage Contemporary Japanese Ceramics in New York.

2014  Contemporary Japanese Ceramics:
                Submitted to the Contemporary Japanese Ceramics :Living National Treasures

                and Other Masters.
                Gourd shaped blue-white porcelain with peony design now displays in the

                Japanese Embassy.

2015  The 3rd TOBITEN Encouragement Prize

​2017  Inaugurated as a part-time lecturer at the National Saga University School of Arts

                and Regional Design


Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition、Western Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition、

Saga Art Exhibition、Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition、

Kyusyu-Yamaguchi China and Porcelain Exhibition、Issuikai Ceramics exhibition、

Chunichi International Ceramic Art Exhibition、Western Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition、

International Ceramic art and won numerous awards

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