Home > Entertainment > Art
  print button email button

Friday, May 20, 2011

HYOGO

"Tokuda Yasokichi III"

Museum Of Ceramic Art, Hyogo


By TOMOKO HORI

Yasokichi Tokuda III (1933-2009) was born into a Kutaniware pottery family. Kutaniware traditionally used dark-blue, purple, green and yellow glazes, but its creators also produced more contemporary colors based on traditional hues. Tokuda himself took advantage of the 200 different colored glazes now available to ceramicists.

News photo
"Bowl, Brilliant Glazes" (1984) by Yasokichi Tokuda III. TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM

In 1997, Tokuda was recognized by the Japanese government as a Preserver of Important Intangible Cultural Properties (now more commonly known as a Living National Treasure) for his pioneering technique of firing glazes at a high temperature to create brilliant gradations of colors. On display are 93 works, of which 72 are by Tokuda himself; till May 29.

Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, (079) 597-3961; 4 Kami Tachikui, Konda-cho, Sasayama-shi; 15-min. bus ride or taxi ride from Aino Station, JR Fukuchiyama Line; 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; ¥1,000; www.mcart.jp.


Back to Top

About us |  Work for us |  Contact us |  Privacy policy |  Link policy |  Registration FAQ
Advertise in japantimes.co.jp.
This site has been optimized for modern browsers. Please make sure that Javascript is enabled in your browser's preferences.
The Japan Times Ltd. All rights reserved.