photo Hideharu Yashiki

Hideharu Yashiki

Works

Information

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

Career

  • 1977
    Apprenticed to Saga Prefectural Important Intangible Cultural Property and Contemporary Master Craftsman NAKAMURA Seiroku
  • 1989
    Passed the 1st Class National Trade Skill Test (Hand wheel)
  • 1991
    First group exhibition in Arao City, Kumamoto Prefecture. Held triennially up until 2005 (6 times), and held annually since 2006. Became independent
  • 1993
    His work was purchased by the Imperial Household Agency
    Designated by the Minister of International Trade and Industry as a Traditional Craftsman of Imari and Arita Wares
  • 1998
    Vocational Training Instructor’s License
    Changed his pseudonym from “Shugaku” to “Yozaemon”
  • 1999
    Solo exhibition at the Jewelry Tower Tasaki Ginza, Tokyo
  • 2000
    Designated as the first Saga Prefectural Meister (Turner)
    Held lathing demonstrations and exhibitions across South Korea (-2003)
  • 2002
    Solo exhibition at Ebisu Gallery arranged by Saga City
  • 2003
    Selected for the 49th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition. His work was purchased by the Imperial Household Agency
  • 2007
    Group exhibition titled “30th Anniversary of Ceramic-making”
  • 2008
    Designated as a Zengiren Meister
  • 2009
    Held a ceramics workshop at Arao Municipal Hirai Elementary School (Alma mater)
  • 2011
    Designated as an Outstanding Skilled Worker (Contemporary Master Craftsman) by the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare
  • 2012
    Received a commendation from the governor for Distinguished Services to the Prefectural Administration
    Received the Medal with Yellow Ribbon
  • 2013
    Designated as a Crafts Meister
    Contemporary Master Craftsman
    Zengiren Meister, 1st Class Skilled Worker, Saga Prefectural Meister, Crafts Meister, Member of the Saga Ceramic Art Association, Full member of the Japan Kogei Association, Traditional Craftsman of Imari and Arita Wares, Member of the National Japanese Sencha Crafts Association

Award

  • 1989
    Received the Governor of Saga Award for the top score at the 1st Class National Trade Skill Test (Hand wheel).
  • 2001
    Received the Grand Prize (Association Toulouse-Midi-Pyrénées-Japon President’s Award) at the “Earth Series” (Earth is a Paradise) Memorial Art Festival Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Toulouse Lautrec’s Death
    Official member of the Salon de Lautrec
  • 2003
    Received the Zengiren President’s Award
  • 2008
    Received the Governor of Saga Award (Best Skilled Worker)
  • Awards
    Saga Prefectural Art Exhibition, Saga Art Association Exhibition, Kyusyu Yamaguchi Ceramics Exhibition, West Japan Arts and Crafts Exhibition, Western Japan Ceramic Exhibition, Nagasaki Ceramic Art Exhibition, Issuikai Exhibition, International Ceramics Exhibition, Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition, Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition, Japan’s Traditional Craft Competition, Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition, Aoki Traditional Gardening Bonsai Wares Exhibition, Japan Sencha Crafts Exhibition, Japanese Traditional Craftsmen Association Exhibition
    (Selected and awarded)