Shinichi Kato

  • Ceramics
  • 1959 -
Shinichi Kato

I have been doing research on nogime tenmoku (stoneware tea bowls with hare fur glaze) made in the Jian kiln in Fujian Province, China during the Southern Song period to reproduce the Song dynasty brown and black glazed ceramic bowls known as tenmoku (yohen, yuteki and nogime) in Japanese. I make clay and glaze using material from Seto City and produce tenmoku teabowls and other ceramics. I also devote myself to Japanese calligraphy to improve my calligraphy skills.

Membership Research member, Japan Kogei Association
Member of the Seto City Cultural Association and the Seto Traditional Ceramic Art Association
  • 1959 Born in Shimoshinano, Seto City, Aichi Prefecture
    Born to a family running a porcelain pottery since the Meji era "Hokuzan Tokoen" (current "Hokuzanen Pottery")
  • 1978 Graduated from Aichi Prefectural Asahigaoka Senior High School
    Entered Aichi Prefectural Seto Ceramic Industry High School, Ceramic Art Advanced Course
    Saw the "Ataka Collection" and was charmed by National Treasure " Tea Bowl (Yuteki Tenmoku)" and started to study yuteki tenmoku glaze (– 1980)
  • 1980 Stayed in Tokyo and Kyoto and visited art museums and museums (– 1981)
  • 1981 Engaged in his family business and started training
  • 1989 Selected for the Aichi Prefectural Foundation of Cultural Associations Art Exhibition, Calligraphy Division
    Selected for the Seto City Art Exhibition, Photo Division
  • 1991 Selected for the Seto City Art Exhibition, Photo Division
  • 1992 Recognized and favored by Sokichi Nagae VIII who made a teabowl similar to the National Treasure "Yohen Tenmoku Teabowl" (Inaba Tenmoku)
  • 2002 Started studying how to reproduce kensan, Song-dynasty brown and
    black glazed ceramic bowls known as tenmoku (nogime, yuteki and yohen tenmoku) in Japan
  • 2008 Succeded his father's post as the representative of "Shinano Ceramics Center Pottery School"
  • 2013 Retired from the Pottery School and focused on studies of reproducing kensan (tenmoku) and artist activities
  • 2016 Succeeded in producing "Yuteki Tenmoku Teabowl" similar to the original kensan
    Selected for the Tajimi City Art Exhibition, Craft Division
  • 2017 Selected for the Toki City Cultural Festival Art Exhibition, Ceramics Division (2 items)
    Selected for the Tajimi City Art Exhibition, Craft Division
  • 2018 Joined the Seto City Cultural Association and Seto Traditional Ceramics Association
    Dedicated his "Tuteki Tenmoku Teabowl" to Setogura Museum
    Submitted to the Seto Fureai Art Exhibtion at Seto City Culture Center
    Selected for the Toki City Cultural Festival Art Exhibition, Ceramics Division (2 items)
  • 2019 Co-sponsored and submitted to the "New Year Ikebana Exhibition and New Year Tea Ceremony" at Seto City Culture Center
    Submitted to the Seto City Cultural Association Exhibition held at Gallery Tensei in Tosei Genral Hospital
  • 2020 Selected for the Tajimi City Art Exhibition, Craft Division
  • 2021 "Iron Glaze Yohen Tenmoku Teabowl" selected for the Tōkai Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    (Submitted to and selected for the first time)
  • 2022 Becomes Research Member of the Japan Kōgei Association
    Selected for the Tōkai Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (Ceramics)
    Selected for the Mino Chawan Exhibition
  • 2023 Selected for the Aichi Prefectural Foundation of Cultural Associations Art Exhibition, Craft Division
  • <Other Selections>
    Selected for the Seto City Citizens' Exhibition, calligraphy, photo and ceramics division

  • 2015Received the Incentive Award at the Toki City Cultural Festival Art Exhibition, Ceramics Division
  • 2017Received the Incentive Award at the Seto City Art Exhibition, Ceramics Division

  • Setogura Museum

Price Range

$ 600 - 7,000

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