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NAKAO, Yasuzumi

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One of the representative ceramic artists in Arita, Saga prefecture.
As he has accepted for many special exhibitions, his arts are appreciated from oversea countries. Many customers visit him from all parts of Japan.
Many fan visits Nakasen Kiln from each place of the whole country to watch his arts.
By his solo exhibition to be held once in two years, his arts attract many people, and they are introduced in the mass media.
He is one of the man who has inherited to make wonderful ceramic arts on a wheel trained by "Living National Treasure" INOUE, Manji.

Career

1950
Born in Arita-cho, Saga
1968
Graduation from the pottery department of Arita Industry high school
1971
Studied the technique of the potter's wheel under "Living National Treasure" INOUE, Manji for five years at Saga prefecture Examination Center
1972
Selected for the Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
Selected for the Exhibition of Art Crafts of SEIBU Area in Japan
Selected for the Saga Kenten
1975
Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
1976
Selected for the Issuikai Exhibiton
1978
"The Gold prize" in the Exhibition of Traditional Art Crafts of SEIBU Area in Japan
"The Minister of the Education, Science and Culture Encouragement prize" in the Saga Kenten
"The Art Association prize" in the Saga Art Association Exhibition
1986
Selected for the Issuikai Exhibition
1987
"The Minister of Education, Science and Culture prize" in the Nishi-nippon Ceramic Art Exhibition
1989
"The Issuikai prize" in the Issuikai Exhibition
1991
"The Saga prefecture governor prize" in the Nishi-nippon Ceramic Art Exhibition
1993
"The excellent prize" in the Issuikai Exhibition
Selected for the Kyuushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
Donation to Washington Smithsonian Institution and Sackler National Museum, the Japan Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition
1995
"The Excellent prize" in the Issuikai Exhibition
1996
Selected for the Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
Selected for the Issuikai Exhibition
The World Ceramics Exposition in Saga '96 Street Furniture Exhibition
1998
A committe in Issuikai ceramics department
2000
Exhibition to British Museum, Saga Contemporary Ceramics from the Home of Japanese Porcelain
2001
NHK TV program "Yakimono-Tanbo (Visit a place of Ceramics)" -The meeting of tint and inlay-
2004
The Germany Arita Ceramic Exhibition at Meissen, Berlin and Düsseldorf
2005
Selected for the Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
2008
"Grand Prix" and "The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology" in the Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
2009
"The Oita prefecture governor prize" in the Exhibition of Traditional Art Crafts of SEIBU Area in Japan
Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
2010
Selected for the Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
Selected for the Exhibition of Traditional Art Crafts of SEIBU Area in Japan
"The Grand Prix" in the Nishi-nippon Ceramic Art Exhibition
Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
"The Saga Newspaper Corporation prize" in the Saga Kenten
2011
Selected for the Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
Selected for the Exhibition of Traditional Art Crafts of SEIBU Area in Japan
Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
2012
Selected for the Exhibition of Traditional Art Crafts of SEIBU Area in Japan
Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
2013
Commendation Cultural Contribution Awards by the governor of Saga prefecture
Selected for the Exhibition of Traditional Kogei of SEIBU Area in Japan
Selected for the TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan Exhibition
Selected for the Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition
2014
"The Third prize" and "The Arita mayor prize" in the Kyushu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition
Selected for the TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan Exhibition
Selected for the Exhibition of Traditional Kogei of SEIBU Area in Japan
Selected for the Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition
2015
Selected for the TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan Exhibition
Selected for the Exhibition of Traditional Kogei of SEIBU Area in Japan
Selected for the Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition
2016
Selected for the Arita International Ceramics Competition
Selected for the TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan Exhibition
Selected for the Exhibition of Traditional Kogei of SEIBU Area in Japan
Selected for the Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition
2017
Selected for the Arita International Ceramics Competition
Selected for the Exhibition of Traditional Kogei of SEIBU Area in Japan
Selected for the Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition
Selected for the TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan Exhibition
2018
Selected for the Arita International Ceramics Competition
Selected for the Exhibition of Traditional Kogei of SEIBU Area in Japan
Selected for the Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition

Special Affiliations

Japan Kogei Association
Saga Ceramics Art Association
Arita Ceramic Art Association
TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan

Address

2395-1 Kuwakoba-otsu, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga 844-0012 Japan

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