Makoto Wakao

  • Ceramics
  • 1959 -
Makoto Wakao

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Manager of the Japan Kogei Association Ceramic Art Department
  • 1959 Born in Tajimi City
  • 1980 Studied under Toshisada Wakao
  • 1996 Selected for the '96 Tanko Biennale
  • 1997 Submitted to the Tokai Ceramic Art Exhibtion at the Nagoya Congress Center
  • 2000 ”Flower-shaped Bowl with Grayish Blue Glaze" selected as Mino ware artwork for permanent preservation and added to the collection of Mino Ceramic Art Museum, Tajimi
  • 2003 Article published on quarterly magazine "Tsukuro Tojiro 24 (Invincible Gas Kilns)"
  • 2004 Broadcasted on NHK BS ”Utsuwa Yume Kobo (Enchanted by Blue)"
  • 2005 Trained by Holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property for Shino ware, Osamu Suzuki
  • 2008 Submitted to ”Beauty of Mino- 103 Splendors of Tea Vessels" at Furukawa Art Museum (Nagoya)
  • 2011 Submitted to "Secret Relationship Between Ceramics and Colors" at Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu
    Awarded as Person of Merit in Inheritance of Traditional Culture (celadon porcelain) in Gifu
  • 2012 Flower-shaped Large Plate with Grayish Blue Glaze selected for the 58th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition puchased by the Imperial Household Agency
  • 2015 Selected for the 6th Kikuchi Biennale
  • 2016 Awarded by Tajimi City at the Municipal Government 76th Anniversary Commendation Ceremony
  • 2017 Submitted to "DISCOVER THE ONE JAPANESE ART 2017" (UK)
    Withdrawed from Mino Togei Association
  • 2020 Two-person Exhibition at Gallery Enishi, Tokyo
    Solo Exhibition at Matsubishi Department Store
  • 2021 Solo Exhibition at Yokohama Takashimaya
    Solo Exhibition at Hiroshima Mitsukoshi
    Solo Exhibition at Kobe Hankyu
    Solo Exhibition at Yonago Takashimaya
    Solo Exhibition at Okayama Takashimaya

  • Takashimaya (Yokohama, Gifu, Osaka Namba, Okayama, Yonago) / Matsuzakaya Nagoya / Sapporo Daimaru / Takasaki Suzuran Department Store / Sanyo Department Store / Fukui Seibu / Kobe Hankyu / Matsubishi Department Store

    Ginza Kuroda Touen / Shinjuku Kakiden Gallery / Art Salon Kogen / Gallery Enishi

  • 1999Received the Kikyo Award
  • 2009Received the Grand Award (Japan Kogei Association Award) at the 40th Tōkai Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2015Received the TOKI Oribe Excellence Award at the 8th Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics for the Tea Ceremony (artwork purchased by Toki City)
  • 2016Received the TOKI Oribe Excellence Award at the 9th Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics for the Tea Ceremony (artwork purchased by Toki City)
    Received the Aichi Board of Education Awar at the 47th Tōkai Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2018Received the Incentive Award at the 5th Tobiten
    Received the Gifu Board of Education Award at the 49th Tōkai Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Shizuoka Ceramic Art Museum
  • Toshin Mino Ceramic Art Museum
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