- 1949 -
The Yuri Ginsai technique used in my porcelain pieces involves cutting silver leaf into patterns and pasting them on to unglazed porcelain, which is then repeatedly fired before the application of a glaze and a final firing.
Viewing the silver-leaf patterns through the overglaze reveals a variety of unique and beautiful colors.
|Membership||Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Member of Association for the Preservation of Ishikawa Prefectural Intangible Cultural Properties
Executive Director of Japan KōgeiAssociation
Secretary General of the Ceramic Art Society of Japan
Chairman of Komatsu Artist Association
Studied under 3rd Generation TOKUDA Yasokichi
- 1949 Born in Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture
- 1991 Evaluator at the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (6 times from this year onward)
- 1993 "Yuri Ginsai Vase" selected to be permanently preserved in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, Washington D.C.
- 1996 "Yuri Ginsai Vase" selected to be permanently preserved in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, Washington D.C.
- 1999 Solo exhibition at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store (held 3 times from this year onward)
- 2000 Appeared on NHK’s Yakimono Tanbo – Silver Flowers in a World of Blue
- 2002 Designated as a member of the Association for the Preservation of Kutani, an Ishikawa Prefectural Intangible Cultural Property
- 2003 Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts 50th Anniversary Exhibition “Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan”
- 2008 Director, Japan KōgeiAssociation
- 2013 Selected for the "From Crafts to Kōgei In Commemoration of the 60th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition"
- 2020 Selected for Kogei 2020 - The Art of Crafting Beauty from Nature, Tokyo National Museum
- 1982Received the Japan Kōgei Association Incentive Award at the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
- 1990Received the Minister of Education Award at the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
- 2001Received the Grand Prize at the Traditional Kutani Ware Crafts Exhibition. His work was purchased by the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art.
- 2010Received the Japan Kōgei Association Important Intangible Cultural Asset Holder Award at the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition.
Received the Hokkoku Cultural Award
- 2011Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon and the Ishikawa Television Broadcasting Award
- 2012Received the Komatsu Cultural Award
- 2015Received the Excellence Award at the Pola Award for Traditional Japanese Culture
- 2019Received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette