photo Kiyoshi Hara

Kiyoshi Hara

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Ceramic
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • Status
    Living National Treasure
    (Important Intangible Cultural Property:Iron glaze)

Career

  • 1936
    Born in Shimane Prefecture
  • 1954
    Studied ceramics under Important Intangible Cultural Property Holders ISHIGURO Munemaro and SHIMIZU Uichi in Kyoto
  • 1958
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • 1961
    Nominated as a full member of the Japan Kogei Association
  • 1963
    Invited to submit to the “International Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramic Art” hosted by Asahi Shimbun at the National Museum of Modern Art
  • 1965
    Became independent and established his studio in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo
  • 1970
    Invited to submit to the “Contemporary Ceramics – Europe and Japan Exhibition” hosted by the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
  • 1980
    Established a studio in Yorii Town, Saitama Prefecture
  • 1981
    Invited to submit to the “Contemporary Japanese and Taiwanese Ceramics Exhibition” hosted by the International Association at the Taipei National Museum of History
  • 1982
    Invited to submit to the “Contemporary Japanese Ceramics Exhibition” hosted by the Hong Kong Urban Council and the Hong Kong Museum of Art
  • 1983
    Submitted to the “Japanese Ceramics Today: Masterworks from the Kikuchi Collection” Exhibition at the Washington Smithsonian Institution
    Invited to submit to the “All-Japan Traditional Arts and Crafts Selected Artists Exhibition” hosted by Mainichi Shimbun
    Invited to submit to the “30 Years of Modern Japanese Traditional Crafts Exhibition” hosted by the National Museum of Modern Art, the Agency for Cultural Affairs and Asahi Shimbun
  • 1986
    Invited to submit to the Setagaya Art Museum Opening Exhibition. Work was purchased by the museum
  • 1990
    Judge at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Chairman of the Japan Kogei Association
    Chief Secretary of the Japan Kogei Association Eastern Japan Branch
  • 1994
    Completed a ceramic mural at the entrance hall of the new Yorii Town Hall building in Saitama Prefecture
  • 1995
    Received the Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon
  • 1996
    Invited to submit to the “Masterworks of Contemporary Ceramics Asia Touring Exhibition” hosted by the Japan Foundation
  • 2001
    Recommended as a priority artist at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2003
    Invited to submit to the “Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan – Celebrating 50 Years of the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition”
  • 2004
    Executive Director of the Japan Kogei Association
    His work submitted to the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition was purchased by the Agency for Cultural Affairs
    Invited to submit to the “Japanese Skill and Beauty” Exhibition
  • 2005
    Designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Property Holder in Tetsu-yutoki techniques
  • 2006
    His work was purchased by the Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum
  • 2007
    Invited to submit to the “Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan – Celebrating 50 Years of the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition” held at the British Museum
    Received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette
  • 2008
    President of the Japan Kogei Association Ceramics Section
  • 2011
    Completed the Agency for Cultural Affairs Technique Recording Film “Iron Glaze Pottery, the Art of HARA Kiyoshi”
    His work was purchased by the Agency for Cultural Affairs
  • 2012
    Held a retrospective exhibition at the Shimane Art Museum showcasing 120 works made between his 20s and 70s
  • 2013
    Held the “Kiyoshi Hara Exhibition” at the Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum showcasing 66 of his masterpieces
    Received the Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon
    Councilor at the Japan Kogei Association

Award

  • 1969
    Received the Excellence Award at the Exhibition of New Works of Traditional Art Crafts
    Received the Incentive Award at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    His work was purchased by the Agency for Cultural Affairs
  • 1976
    Received the Japan Ceramic Society Award
  • 1997
    Received the Excellence Award at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition