Hiroshi Kikuchi



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  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Secretary, TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan
    Committee member, Ibaraki Art Crafts Association
    Committee member, Ibaraki Art Exhibition


  • Born in Koishikawa, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo
  • Graduated Department of Business Administration,
    Meiji Gakuin University
    Interested in ceramic art while at university, and joined Seitou Fukuda, Kasama City
    After university graduation, enrolled Aichi Prefectural Seto Pottery Senior High School
    Advanced Course, and studied under KAWAHARA Yasutaka
  • 1975
    Started training for ceramics at a Kasama ware pottery
  • 1982
    Opened his studio Sanogama in Gozen Yamamura Village (present Hitachiomiya City)
  • 1993
    Solo exhibition, Matsuya Ginza Art gallery (solo exhibitions held every other year to date)
  • 1995
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1996
    Traveled to France to study ceramics sponsored by Japan Foundation
    Participated in Group Exhibition at Artist Atelier, Paris
    Exhibit at Kansai International Airport Art Space, supported by the Fuji Fire and Marine Insurance Co., Ltd.
  • 2000
    Submitted to "Ibaraki Contemporary Ceramics" Celebrating the Opening of the Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum
  • 2004
    Submitted to Special Exhibition "Ibaraki Contemporary Ceramics," Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum
    Submitted to Special Exhibition “The Beauty of Ceramics,” Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum
  • 2005
    Submitted to 4th Modern Ibaraki Artists Exhibition, the Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki
    Participated in the planning of the Japan and France Contemporary Ceramic Exchange Exhibition 2005 in Kasama, Kasama Nichido Museum of Art, and other galleries
    Submitted to Special Exhibition "Liveliness of Patterns," Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum
  • 2006
    Jury member, Ibaraki Art Festival Exhibition (also in 2012)
    Invited to submit to Special Exhibition "Japan Ceramics," Musée National de la Céramique, Paris
    Submitted to Special Exhibition "Ceramics with Lines," Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum
  • 2007
    Submitted to 5th Anniversary of Modern Ibaraki Artists Exhibition, the Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki
    Group Exhibition, the Carlin Gallery, Paris, France
    Purchased and collected by Musée National de la Céramique, France
    Group Exhibition, Ross & Rayner Ceramic International, Holland
  • 2010
    "KASAMA, Roots and Development," Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum
    "Insistent Ceramics, Kikuchi Hiroshi Exhibition" planned by Joyo Geibun Center
  • 2012
    Submitted to 7th Modern Ibaraki Artists Exhibition, the Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki
    Produced a flower vase for the offering of flowers to celebrate 550th Anniversary of Ikenobo Origin of Ikebana; collected by Ibaraki Prefectural Office


  • 1985
    Received the Grand Prize at the Ibaraki Art Festival
    Exhibition, and again in 1990
  • 1987
    Received the Best New Artist Award
    at the 42nd Shinsho Kogei Exhibition
  • 1988
    Selected for the '88 International Ceramics Exhibition
  • 1989
    Selected for the 1st Ceramics Biennale '89 and
    again in 1991
  • 1990
    Selected for the 30th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts
    New Works Exhibition (Selected every year to date)
    Selected for the 37th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (Selected 14 times to date)
  • 1991
    Selected for the 20th Anniversary Chozan Awards and
    the Ceramics Biennale
  • 1999
    Received the Mainichi Incentive Award at the Northern Kanto Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2000
    Received the Itaya Hazan Prize at the Ibaraki Art Festival Exhibition
  • 2001
    Received the Mainichi Runner-up Award
    at the Northern Kanto Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2005
    Received the Governor of Hokkaido Prize
    at the 2005 Otaki Hokkaido Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2010
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the 38th Exhibition of Traditional Ceramic Art
    Received the Silver Award at the Otaki Hokkaido Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2011
    Selected for the 21st Japan Ceramic Arts Exhibition
    (Hosted by Mainichi Shimbun Newspapers)
    Received the Second Prize at the Tokyo-New York
    Friendship Ceramic Competition