photo Toshiko Yamashita

Toshiko Yamashita

Ceramics in the Sanuki region: Fujimi Kiln
This tender matte cream color glaze gives a soft texture and subtle luster.
"Incorporating traditional craftworks in our daily life..." I envision forms and designs.
I use tuff collected from Tosan (east area of Kagawa Prefecture) for the raw materials of cosmetic soil, and combine it with original matte glaze. I talk with the beauty of nature, and aim at making the best use of local materials for my works; through this approach I will continue monozukuri (art of craftsmanship).



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  • Honors and Affiliation
    Associate member, Japan Kogei Association
    Kagawa Prefectural Ceramic Art Association
    Kagawa Prefectural Artists Association


  • 1961
    Born in Sakaide City, Kagawa Prefecture
    Studied under ITO Nobuo, full member of Japan Kogei Association
  • 1996
    Selected for 61st Kagawa Art Exhibition (selected many times to date)
  • 1999
    Selected for 42nd Japan Kogei Association Shikoku Branch Exhibition; selected every year to date
  • 2002
    Selected for 64th Issuikai Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2004
    Selected for Issuikai Ceramics Exhibition(-2011)
  • 2007
    First time submitted and selected for 19th Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition
  • 2011
    Five Artists Exhibition, Mitsukoshi art gallery, Takamatsu
  • 2012
    "Gaias in Shikoku" Exhibition, Tenmaya art gallery Selected for 59th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2013
    "Gaias in Shikoku" Exhibition, Mitsukoshi art gallery, Takamatsu Selected for 22nd Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition
    Selected for 60th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2014
    Selected for 2nd TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan Exhibition


  • 2008
    Received the Incentive Award at the 51st Japan Kogei Association Shikoku Exhibition