Shimbe Sakakura

  • Ceramics
  • 1949 -
Shimbe Sakakura

I produce tea ceremony vessels such as tea bowls and water jars, flower vases and plates with painted decoration using mainly the climbing kiln to make the most of the charm of Hagi clay.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Holder of Intangible Cultural Property of Yamaguchi Prefecture for Hagi ware
  • 1972 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture
  • 1974 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School, Ceramics Master's Degree Program
  • 1978 Succeeded to the name 15th Generation Shimbe Sakakura
  • 1984 Becomes Full Member of the Japan Kōgei Association
  • 1993 Solo exhibition at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (Los Angeles, California)
  • 1997 Hagi Fukawa Kilns Group Exhibition in New York
  • 1998 Outdoor tea ceremony, tea ceremony with tables and chairs and exhibition of artworks of the past generations at the Meijimura Tea Ceremony
  • 2000 Submitted to the "400 Ans de Céramique" in Paris
  • 2012 Becomes Director of the Japan Kōgei Association (– 2016)
    Becomes Secretary General of the Japan Kōgei Association Yamaguchi Branch (– 2016)
  • 2013 Designated as Holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property of Yamaguchi Prefecture for Hagi ware
  • 2014 "Shimbe's Raku, Kichizaemon's Hagi" Exhibition at Sagawa Art Museum
  • 2018 70th Birthday Anniversary Exhibition at Nihombashi, Okayama and Takasaki Takashimaya
  • 2019 Received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays

  • Hagi Uragami Museum
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