Yu Okada

OKADA uses a noborigama (multi-chambered climbing kiln) and mainly produces traditional Hagi ware works.



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  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Hagi Ceramic Artists Association


  • 1946
    Born in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
  • 1968
    Graduated from Keio University
  • 1972
    Studied Hagi wares under his father, OKADA Senshu
  • 1978
    Full-time lecturer at the Hagi Women’s Junior College (-1998)
  • 2002
    Director, Japan Kogei Association (-2012)
  • 2006
    Designated as a Yamaguchi Prefectural Intangible Cultural Property


  • 1994
    Received the Yamaguchi Arts and Cultural Development Incentive Award
  • 1998
    Received the Yamaguchi Cultural Award
  • 2001
    Received the Yamaguchi Selection Award
  • 2011
    Received the Grand Prize at the Kikuchi Biennale
  • 2013
    Received the Excellence Award at the 33rd POLA Traditional Culture Awards