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MINAMI, Shigemasa Movie

Kutani Ware


Profile

A representative artist of Kutani Ware.
He used to be a designer for western style tableware. After working at the Kutani Ware visitor center, he started concentrating on making ceramics.
He has won many prizes after his art accepted in Japan Traditional Art Crafts exhibition in 1980.
His characteristic art is the color and the precise brush strokes. He achieved the color of pale green, atypical tone of Kutani.
His realistic painting of plants and animals shows his gifted brushwork.

Career

1950
Born in Yunotani Teraimachi Nomi-gun, Ishikawa prefecture
1971
Entered Japan Ironstone Chinaware Mfg. Co. Ltd. (changed firm's name to Nikko company) (~1981).
1972
Selected for the 10th Kutani Ware New Work Exhibition
1976
Selected for the 14th Kutani Ware New Work Exhibition
1979
Selected for the 2nd Traditional Kutani Ware Art Crafts Exhibition
1980
Selected for the 27th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
Selected for the 42nd Issuikai Association Exhibition
Selected for the 21st Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
1981
Entered Nomi Kutani Ceramics Museum (~1991)
1982
"The Issuikai prize" in the 44th Issuikai Association Exhibition
1983
Honorable mention in the 2nd Kutani Ware Industry Design Contest
Selected for the 11st Chunichi International Ceramics Exhibition (China and Japan).
1985
"The Issuikai prize" in the 47th Issui Association Exhibition
1986
"The excellent prize" in the 9th Traditional Kutani Ware Art Crafts Exhibition
Authorized by Japan Art Crafts Association Regular Member
1988
Selected for Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
1989
Selected for Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
1990
Selected for Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
1991
Selected for Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
Devoted himself to making ceramic at Izumidai Teraimachi, Nomi-gun
1992
"The Japan Art Crafts Association encouragement prize" in the 39th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
1993
Selected for Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
"The excellent prize" in the 1st BONSAI's Ware Exhibition
"Issuikai Excellent prize" in the 55th Issuikai Associaion Exhibition
1994
Selected for Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
"The excellent prize" in the 17th Traditional Kutani Ware Art Crafts Exhibition
"The excellent prize" in the 35th Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
1995
Selected for Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
1996
Selected for Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
1997
Selected for Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
Submitted as the person of special treatment, supervisory auditor in the 38th Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
1998
Selected for Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
"The encouragement prize" in the 21st Traditional Kutani Ware Art Crafts Exhibition
"The Issuikai Excellent prize" in the 60th Issuikai Association Exhibition
The Issuikai Association ceramics department committee
1999
Selected for Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
NHK "Green Music which plays the four seasons"
"The excellent prize" in the 22nd Traditional Kutani Ware Art Crafts Exhibition
Submitted to the 61st Issuikai ceramics department Exhibition as the examination committee
Submitted to the Ishikawa prefecture Ceramic Artists Selection Art exhibition, at Ishikawa prefectural museum of art
2000
Selected for Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
"The excellent prize" in the 23rd Traditional Kutani Ware Art Crafts Exhibition
2001
"The Technique prize" in the 24th Traditional Kutani Ware Art Crafts Exhibition
Selected for the 16th Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition
2002
Selected for Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
"The excellent prize" in the 25th Traditional Kutani Ware Art Crafts Exhibition
2003
Selected for Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
"The Best prize" in the 26th Traditional Kutani Ware Art Crafts Exhibition
2005
His kiln was moved to Matsugaoka Nomi-shi
2006
"The Grind prize" in the 29th Traditional Kutani Ware Art Crafts Exhibition
2007
"Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Special prize" in the 48th Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
2008
Submitted to the 36th New Work Ceramics Exhibition as the examination committee by the regular member of the Japan Art Crafts Association
2010
"The encouragement prize" in the 33rd Traditional Kutani Ware Art Crafts Exhibition
Authorized by Ishikawa prefecture Important Intangible Properties Preservation Association Kutani Ware Conservation Techniques member
2011
Submitted to the 34th Traditional Kutani Ware Art Crafts exhibition as the examination committee , Kutani Ware technique preservation association member
Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
2012
Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
2013
Selected for the Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition
2015
Selected for the Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition
2016
Selected for the Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition
2017
Selected for the Ishikawa Kogei Exhibition
Selected for the Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition
2018
Selected for the Ishikawa Kogei Exhibition
Selected for the Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition

Special Affiliations

Japan Kogei Association
TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan

Address

2-30 Matsugaoka, Nomi-shi, Ishikawa 923-1225 Japan

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