Takao Tahara

  • Ceramics
  • 1982 -
Takao Tahara

Mainly producing Hagi ware tea vessels.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Studio TAHARATOHBE Workshop
  • 1982 Born as the first son of 13th Generation Tohbe Tahara
  • 2005 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture
    Received the Sugawara Award at the Graduation Work Exhibition
  • 2007 Completed the Master's Course at Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Fine Arts, Sculpture Course
    Part-time assistant at Yokohama College of Art and Design (– 2010)
  • 2009 Selected for the Kobe Biennale 2009 Contemporary Ceramic Arts Competition
  • 2010 Started training in Mino (studied under Seiya Toyoba)
  • 2011 Started producing ceramics under his father
  • 2015 Selected for the Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition (twice)
    Selected for “Arts of the Tea Ceremony” Exhibition at Tanabe Museum of Art (5 times)
    Submitted to "Hagi ware Today" (Hagi Uragami Museum, Yamaguchi)
  • 2016 Selected for the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (7 times)
  • 2017 Submitted to Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 (Yeoju, South Korea)
  • 2018 Japanese tea ceremony in the Salon Gustave Eiffel, a program for Japonismes 2018 (Paris, France)
    Artwork exhibition and lecture at the Lyon CIty Hall (Lyon, France)
  • 2019 First Solo Exhibition "Hagi – Takao Tahara Ceramics Exhibition" (Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store)
  • 2023 Received the Honorable Mention at the Hagi Taisho (Grand Prix) of Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition (selected 3 times)

  • 2014Received the Asahi Shimbun Incentive Award at the Yamaguchi Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (also in 2016 and 2017)
  • 2016Received the Excellence Award at the Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Exhibition
  • 2019Received the Japan Kōgei Association Yamaguchi Branch Manager Award at the Yamaguchi Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2020Received the Incentive Award at the Japan Ceramic Society "Modern Ceramics Encouragement Prize" Chūgoku / Shikoku Exhibition
  • 2022Received the Grand Award at the Bubgi Ceramic International Exhibition (South Korea)


Address 1403 Fukagawayumoto Nagato , Yamaguchi Map
Phone 0837-25-3406
url http://www.tahara-tohbe.com/qiu_shao_yao_yuan_tian_yuan_tao_bing_wei_gong_fang/top.html

Price Range

$ 500 - 4,000

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22 artworks posted