photo Kazunari Usui

Kazunari Usui

Works

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Information

  • Categories
    Ceramic
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Japan Society of Oriental Ceramic Studies

Career

  • 1954
    Born in Seto City, Aichi Prefecture
  • 1977
    Graduated from the Sculpture Course at the Nagoya University of Arts
    Studied under 2nd Generation KATO Shuntei
    Selected for the 8th Tokai Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • 1980
    Selected for the 27th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • 1983
    Became independent and established his kiln in Aichi Prefecture
  • 1987
    His work was purchased by the Japan Foundation
  • 1988
    Received the name of “Yowagama” from HASEBE Mitsuhiko
  • 1989
    Selected for the 10th Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition for the first time (Selected twice up until the 11th Exhibition)
  • 1992
    Submitted to Aichi Arts Center Opening Exhibition“Artists of Tokai”
  • 1993
    1993 Central Japan Art Exhibition
  • 1996
    Established a kiln in Yamanashi Prefecture
    Submitted to the “Contemporary Japanese Crafts” overseas touring exhibition
  • 2000
    1st solo exhibition at Osaka Matsuzakaya
  • 2001
    5th solo exhibition at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi main store
  • 2003
    7th solo exhibition at Kougei Murata. Ginza
  • 2006
    1st solo exhibition at Ginza Matsuzakaya
  • 2007
    1st solo exhibition at Kogei Ima
  • 2008
    3-men exhibition at Hanagoma, Hiroshima
    6th solo exhibition at Nagoya Matsuzakaya main store
  • 2012
    Selected for the 59th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (Selected 26 times to date)
  • 2013
    Judge at the 53rd Eastern Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (Selected 9 times to date)
    7th solo exhibition at Yamagarou, Yokkaichi
  • 2014
    7th solo exhibition at Nagoya Matsuzakaya main store

Award

  • 1988
    Received the Tokai Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition Award at the 19th Tokai Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1990
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award (Grand Prize) at the 21st Tokai Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1991
    Received the Mayor of Nagoya Award at the 22nd Tokai Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1992
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award (Grand Prize) at the 23rd Tokai Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1994
    Received the Governor of Aichi Award at the 25th Tokai Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2007
    Received the Mitsukoshi Award at the 47th Exhibition of New Works of Traditional Art Crafts
  • 2011
    Received the Japan Kogei Association award at the 39th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Ceramic Art