photo Imaemon Imaizumi

Imaemon Imaizumi

IMAIZUMI pursues contemporary Iro-Nabeshima porcelain.

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Ceramic
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan
    Saga Ceramic Art Association
    Arita Ceramic Art Association
  • Status
    Living National Treasure
    (Important Intangible Cultural Property:Porcelain enamel)

Career

  • 1962
    Born in Arita Town, Saga Prefecture
  • 1985
    Graduated from the Department of Industrial, Interior and Craft Design (Metalwork) at the Musashino Art University
    Entered Nic Inc, Fukuoka
  • 1988
    Studied under SUZUKI Osamu in Kyoto
  • 1990
    Worked for the family business under his father, the 13th Generation Imaemon in Arita Town
  • 1995
    Submitted to the Kyushu Ceramics 8-men Exhibition
  • 1996-2013
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1996
    Curator at the Imaemon Museum of Ceramic Antiques
  • 1997
    Submitted to the Korea-Japan Contemporary Ceramic Exchange Exhibition (Changwon, South Korea)
  • 1997-2013
    Selected for the Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition
  • 1998
    Recommended as a full member of the Japan Kogei Association upon receiving the Chairman of Japan Art Crafts Association Prize at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2001
    Submitted to the Clayworks 2-men Exhibition
  • 2002
    Succeeded his father and was named the 14th Generation IMAIZUMI Imaemon
    President of the Ironabeshima Imaemon Craft Preservation Association
    Chairman at the Imaemon Museum of Ceramic Antiques
  • 2003
    Specially invited to submit at the Masters of Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition (Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum)
  • 2007
    Recommended as a judge at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2008
    Specially invited to submit at the 2nd Musee Tomo Prize “Contemporary Ceramics for the Tea Ceremony”
  • 2009
    Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon
  • 2010
    Specially invited to submit at the 1st International Triennale of Kogei in Kanazawa
    Nominated as a Director of the Japan Kogei Association
  • 2011
    Specially invited to submit at the Heart Art in Rome 2011 La Luce Exhibition (Italy)
  • 2012
    Nominated as the Secretary of the Japan Kogei Association Western Branch

Award

  • 1996
    Received the Governor’s Award at the Saga Prefectural Art Exhibition
    Received the Issuikai Award at the Issuikai Ceramics Exhibition
  • 1997
    Selected for the Izushi Porcelain Triennale
    Received the Kagoshima Broadcasting Award at the West Japan Arts and Crafts Exhibition
  • 1998
    Received the Chairman of Japan Art Crafts Association Prize at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Issuikai Award at the Issikai Ceramics Exhibition
    Received the Bank of Saga Cultural Foundation Best New Artist Award
    Received the Incentive Award at the Saga Shimbun Cultural Awards
  • 2002
    Received the Member’s Grand Prize at the Issuikai Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2004
    Received the Governor of Tokyo Prize at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2008
    Received the Excellence Award at the Western Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition
    Received the Excellence Award in the Crafts Category at the MOA Mokichi Okada Awards
  • 2012
    Received the Japan Ceramic Society Award
    Received the Saga Shimbun Cultural Award