Yasokichi Tokuda

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Ceramic
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association

Career

  • 1961
    Born as the eldest daughter of the Living National Treasure 3rd generation TOKUDA Yasokichi in Daimonji, Komatsu City
  • 1980
    Studied abroad in the US at Jamestown High School, New York, after graduating from Komatsu High School
  • 1983
    Graduated from the Aoyama Gakuin Women’s Junior College
  • 1984-1986
    NHK Kanazawa Broadcasting Station (News presenter)
  • 1986-1989
    Travelled to various countries as her father 3rd generation TOKUDA Yasokichi’s secretary and kimono missionary
  • 1990
    Graduated from the Ishikawa Prefectural Kutani Ware Technical Training Institute
    Selected for the 46th Contemporary Art Exhibition. Selected for the Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition '90 and the touring exhibition in Australia
  • 1991
    Produced the mural for JR Kanazawa Station
    Completed Kimpira Studio. Started production of works in the studio
  • 1993
    Selected for the 1st International Bonsai Wares Exhibition
  • 1993
    Selected for the Nissin Foods Contemporary Ceramics “Noodle Bowl” Awards
    First solo exhibition titled “101 Puppies Exhibition” (Gallery Izumi, Neagari Towan, Nomi County, Ishikawa Prefecture)
  • 1994
    Produced a ceramic mural for the Komatsu City Sukoyaka Centre
  • 1995
    Produced a ceramic mural for Rantei, Akihu Onsen, Sendai City
  • 1996
    Produced a ceramic mural for Kawachi Woody Hall
    Gave ceramic lessons at the Kuala Lumpur College of Art (KLCA), Malaysia
  • 1998
    Produced a ceramic mural for APA Hotel , Kanazawa Station
  • 2001
    Produced a ceramic mural for APA Hotel Tokyo Nishi-azabu
  • 2008
    Selected for the 49th Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Selected for the 55th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2009
    Selected for the 50th Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Selected for the 56th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2010
    Succeeded the name of 4th generation TOKUDA Yasokichi (changed her name from Junko to Yasokichi)
    Selected for the 57th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2012
    Selected for the 1st Biennale of the Tea Ceremony Today -Utility and Form- (Musee Tomo)
    Selected for the 59th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • Full member, Japan Kogei Association

    Works collected by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art
  • Solo and group exhibitions at Daiwa Department Store (Korinbo, Fukuyama, Takaoka), Takashimaya (Okayama, Osaka, JR Nagoya), department stores and galleries in Fukui, Osaka, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Fukushima, Shizuoka, Gunma, and Kanagawa

Award

  • 1997
    Received the Japan Festival Award and the Grand Prix for the mosaic collaboration at Gateshead, England
  • 2008
    Received the Technical Award at the 31st Traditional Kutani Ware Crafts Exhibition
  • 2009
    Received the Kinoshita Memorial Award at the 71st Issuikai Ceramics Public Exhibition
  • 2010
    Received the Grand Prize at the 33rd Traditional Kutani Ware Crafts Exhibition
  • 2010
    Received the Incentive Award at the 51st Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2010
    Received the Issuikai Award at the 72nd Issuikai Ceramics Public Exhibition
  • 2012
    Received the Grand Prize at the 35th Traditional Kutani Ware Crafts Exhibition. His work was later purchased by the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art
  • 2012
    Received the FM Ishikawa Broadcasting President’s Award at the 68th Ishikawa Contemporary Art Exhibition
  • 2012
    Received the Incentive Award at the 53rd Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2012
    Received the Incentive Award at the 18th Kanazawa Castle Kenrokuen Tea Ceremony Public Exhibition