Nobuo Takezawa

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Ceramic
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Japan Kogei Association
    Traditional Echizen Ware Craftsmen Association
    Fukui Craft Artists Association

Career

  • 1944
    Born in Fukui City
  • 1970
    Studied Koishiwara wares under OOTA Kumao in Fukuoka Prefecture
  • 1972
    Completed the Special Course at the Ceramic Research Institute, Fukui Prefecture
  • 1973
    Established the Hachikugama kiln in Miyazaki Village, Fukui Prefecture
  • 1974
    Selected for the Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition
  • 1977
    Relocated his kiln to Echizen Pottery Village
  • 1979
    Awarded the Governor’s Award at the 1st Contemporary Echizen Wares Exhibition. His work was purchased by IKENOBO Sen-ei
  • 1981
    Established a semi-underground climbing kiln
    First solo exhibition in Fukui Prefecture, titled the Hundred Pottery Exhibition
  • 1988
    Entered the Japan Kogei Association Ishikawa Branch
  • 1990
    Selected for the Issuikai Ceramics Exhibition for the first time
  • 1993
    Selected for the 40th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • 1994
    Selected for the 41st Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1995
    Selected for the 42nd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1996
    Setomono Festa. Submitted work was purchased by the Aichi Ceramic Industry Union
  • Solo exhibition at the Darumaya Seibu Gallery in Fukui City
    Produced an art work at the Suisen no Sato Gallery in Fukui Prefecture
  • 1997
    Selected for the 44th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1999
    A work offered as a gift to Prince Hitachi was later purchased by the Prefecture
    Selected for the 46th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Recommended as a member of the Ryubikai, a TOKUDA Yasokichi circle
  • 2000
    Submitted and participated in the Ishikawa Wings of Culture Beijing Exhibition (National Art Museum of China)
    Received commendation from the governor and was awarded the title of Excellent Successor of Fukui Prefectural Traditional Crafts
  • 2001
    Special submission to the “Echizen, Tea Ceramics of Contemporary Artists Exhibition” at the Fukui City Atagozaka Tea Ceremony Museum
  • 2002
    Selected for the 49th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    His work appeared in “Sarai”published by Shogakukan
  • 2003
    Solo exhibition titled “World of Senkoku Exhibition” at the Fukui City Art Museum
    Selected for the 50th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2003
    Received the Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Director-General’s Award
  • 2004
    Selected for the 51st Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2006
    Japanese Traditional Craftsmen Association Selected Works Exhibition, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi

Award

  • 1986
    Received the Grand Prize at the Fukui Traditional Craft Works Exhibition
  • 1994
    Received the Shibuya Seibu Award from the Issuikai
  • 1995
    Received the Incentive Award at the Japan Kogei Association Ishikawa Branch Exhibition
  • 2001
    Received the Special Prize at the 4th Japanese Traditional Craftsmen Association Exhibition
  • 2002
    Received the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award at the 27th Japan’s Traditional Craft Competition
  • 2002
    Received the Best New Artist Award and the Incentive Award at the Zentoten Ceramic Art Exhibition
  • 2004
    Received the Incentive Award at the Zentoten Ceramic Art Exhibition
  • 2006
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Chugoku Branch Manager’s Award at the Bigeikai Exhibition
  • 2007
    Received the Incentive Award at the Gengakai Exhibition
  • 2012
    Received the Governor of Okayama Award at the Bigeikai Exhibition
  • 2013
    Received the Okayama Prefectural Assembly Chairman’s Award