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Hagi Ware


・Toyo Tamamura was born in Hagi-shi, Yamaguchi prefecture in 1938. Many peaple lamented death of the master in 2014.
・He studied under Shogetsu Tamamura since he was 15 years old, and acquired mature skill after making basic clay for a prolonged period.
・The Shoriantoyo kiln was established at Sanmi, Hagi-shi in 1975.
・He worked so hard that his both hands can manipulate the clay to complete sophisticated form with high craftmanship.
・The series of "benihagi" works have soft and elegant shades of clay and they are attracting many fans.


The Asahi Newspaper Award Public Welfare Organization prize in the Exhibition of Traditional Art Crafts of SEIBU Area in Japan (1979)
The Chairman prize" in the Hagi-shi Art Association Exhibition (2002)
The Education Culture Merit prize in Hagi-shi, Yamaguchi prefecture (2003)
The Tsuchinohana Zeno prize at the Yamaguchi branch of Japan Art Crafts Assoiation (2007)
The Education Culture Merit prize in Fifth Anniversary of Hagi-shi, Yamaguchi prefecture (2010)
and many more
The Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition, The Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Arts and Crafts, The Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition and other exhibitions