Yu Okada

  • Ceramics
  • 1946 -
Yu Okada

OKADA uses a noborigama (multi-chambered climbing kiln) and mainly produces traditional Hagi ware works.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Holder of Intangible Cultural Property of Yamaguchi Prefecture for Hagi ware
  • 1946 Born in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
  • 1968 Graduated from Keio University
  • 1972 Studied Hagi wares under his father, OKADA Senshu
  • 1978 Full-time lecturer at the Hagi Women’s Junior College (-1998)
  • 2002 Director, Japan Kogei Association (-2012)
  • 2006 Designated as a Yamaguchi Prefectural Intangible Cultural Property

  • 1994Received the Yamaguchi Arts and Cultural Development Incentive Award
  • 1998Received the Yamaguchi Cultural Award
  • 2001Received the Yamaguchi Selection Award
  • 2011Received the Grand Prize at the Kikuchi Biennale
  • 2013Received the Excellence Award at the 33rd POLA Traditional Culture Awards
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