photo Kazz Fujiwara

Kazz Fujiwara

FUJIWARA continues his ceramic production inspired by the Fujiwara Bizen philosophy established by his grandfather Kei and father Yu: Simple and Clear, Bold and Bighearted. He explores the theme of his own ideal Bizen, and the creation of Bizen ware for modern times.

Work

Detail

  • Category
    CERAMICS
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association/Japan Kogei Association Chugoku Branch
    The Academic Society of Japan
    Advisor, Urasenke Tankokai Federation Okayama Branch and the Youth Division
    Director, Bizenyaki Touyuukai
    Chairman, Kei Fujiwara Art Museum
    Guest lecturer, Holland Universietit Leiden

Carrer

  • 1958
    Born in Honami, Bizen City, eldest son of FUJIWARA Yu, a living national treasure
  • 1980
    After graduation from Meisei University, returned to his hometown; studied under
    his grandfather Kei and father Yu and started production of ceramics
  • 1990
    First kiln firing In March. First solo exhibition, 1st Fujiwara Kazu Ceramic Art
    Exhibition, Tenmaya, Okayama
  • 1991
    1st Fujiwara Kazu Ceramic Art Exhibition, Nihonbashi Takashimaya Department
    Store, Sabie-Zen, Harajuku Quest Hall, Tokyo
  • 1992
    Made an offering of "Koro" to Jakoin, Daitoku-ji Temple, Kyoto, along with "Hanaire"
    and "Shokudai" by his father Yu
  • 1993
    Sabie-So, Spiral, Aoyama, Tokyo
  • 1994
    Bizen Fujiwara Three Generations Exhibition sponsored by the Asahi Shimbun Company, Tokyo,
    Yokohama, Kyoto, and Osaka Takashimaya Department Stores
  • 1996
    Submitted a vase for flower arrangement to 21st Century Cultural Conference "Playing
    with Japanese Culture and Crafts:The Future in the Past" Exhibition, Nihonbashi Takashimaya Department Store)
  • 1997
    "Cordes de feu Mille ans de ceramique japaniaise, a Bizen," National Museum of Ceramics, France
  • 1998
    Object for Benesse Birdhouse Project, Naoshima
    Relief, Takamatsu City
  • 1999
    "Japanese Pottery The Rising Generation From Traditional Japanese Kilns"
    Exhibition, sponsored by the Japan Foundation; flower vase and large bowl purchased
  • 2003
    50th Anniversary of South Korea and Japan Cultural Exchange "South Korea and
    Japan Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition," Seoul, South Korea
  • 2005
    Relief, ANA Hotel, Okayama
  • 2006
    Australia-Japan Year of Exchange:Government-Certified Project "Bizen, Fujiwara Kazu"
    Exhibition, Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney
  • 2007
    25th Anniversary of Production of Ceramics Exhibition, Okayama Tenmaya,
    Takashimaya Department Stores
  • 2008
    Produced "Fujiwara Kei & Yu:Father and Son Exhibition," Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art
  • 2009
    “Japanese Art Program,” dispatch program by the Japan Association for the Promotion of Arts
    Held a Japanese culture course "Firing in a Field" at Leiden University, Holland
  • 2010
    Presided over "Firing in a Field:Inujima Island" an event participated in Art Setouchi 2010
  • 2011
    "from bizen" a private organization mainly consisting of young Bizen ware artists
    Held 1st Great East Japan Earthquake Support Charity; held every year to date
    Produced "Ekinaka Museum" in JR Okayama Station
    "Bizen Ware Today:The Origins of Fujiwara Bizen," Japan Cultural Institute, Paris
  • 2012
    Monument, Heart Disease Center Sakakibara Hospital, Okayama City
  • 2013
    Presided over an event participated in Art Setouchi 2013
    Presided over a campaign "From a Station × Bizen Ware" by West Japan Railway Company

Prize

  • 1993
    Selected for the Japan Kogei Association Chugoku Branch Exhibition at the first attempt. Selected and awarded many times to date
    Selected for the Okayama Art Exhibition at the first attempt, and received the Incentive Award. Awarded many times to date
  • 1994
    Selected for the Tanabe Museum of Art "Arts of the Tea Ceremony" Exhibition at the first attempt
    Selected for the Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition at the first attempt
    Member, Japan Kogei Association Chugoku Branch
  • 1995
    Selected for the 2nd Yakishime Ceramics Exhibition at the first attempt
    Received the Excellence Award at the Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition at the first attempt. Selected for the 1996 and 1997 exhibitions successively
  • 2001
    Received the Cultural Incentive Award from the Okayamanichinichi Shimbun
  • 2002
    Received the Distinguished Service Award from the Academic Society of Japan