photo Buzan Fukushima

Buzan Fukushima

In my style, on Kutani ware hakuji (white porcelain) I use red pigment (main ingredient: red oxide) and gold to apply overglaze enamel painting; by repeating firing several times, I create finely detailed akae (red painting).

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Ceramic
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Souzou Bijutsukai, Japanese Traditional Craftsmen Association

Career

  • 1981
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • 1987
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1996
    Produced bowls for the Emperor and Empress at their visit to the Prefecture
  • 1997
    Selected by the Japan Foundation to take part in the Travelling Exhibition of Japanese Crafts (5 years)
  • 2003
    Selected for the 17th Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition
  • 2004
    Member of the Ishikawa Prefectural Intangible Cultural Property Kutani Ware Technique Preservation Society
  • 2008
    President of the Kutani Ware Traditional Craftsmen Association

Award

  • 1982
    Received the Incentive Award at the Japan’s Traditional Craft Competition
  • 1983
    Received the Asahi Shimbun Special Prize at the Creative Art Exhibition
  • 1986
    Received the Hokka Award at the Creative Art Exhibition
  • 1989
    Received the Nagoya Regional Bureau of International Trade and Industry Director’s Award at the Kutani Ware Industrial Design Competition
  • 1990
    Received the Governor of Ishikawa Award at the Kutani Ware Industrial Design Competition
  • 1995
    Received the Governor of Tokyo Prize at the Creative Art Exhibition
  • 1999
    Received the Grand Prix/Prime Minister’s Award at the 23rd Japan’s Traditional Craft Competition
  • 2000
    Received the Japanese Traditional Craftsmen Association President’s Award at the 24th Japan’s Traditional Craft Competition
  • 2002
    Received the Grand Prize at the 25th Traditional Kutani Ware Crafts Exhibition. His work was later purchased by the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art
  • 2004
    Received the Excellence Award at the 27th Traditional Kutani Ware Crafts Exhibition. His work was later purchased by the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art
  • 2007
    Received the Excellence Award at the Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2012
    Received the Creative Art Grand Prize at the 65th Anniversary Creative Art Exhibition