photo Yoshito Sakai

Yoshito Sakai

SAKAI engraves flower patterns and applies pale blue glaze (Yingqing ware).

Works

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Information

  • Categories
    Ceramic
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    TOBI, the Ceramic Art Society of Japan
    Ehime Ceramics Association

Career

  • 1978
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1981
    Submitted to 6th Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition; submitted every year to date
    Selected for Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (26 times to date)
  • 1983
    Invited to submit to All-Japan Traditional Arts and Crafts Selected Artists Exhibition
  • 1984
    Invited to submit to All-Japan Traditional Arts and Crafts Selected Artists Exhibition
  • 1993
    Japanese Contemporary Ceramics US Touring Exhibition; donated to Smithsonian Museum
  • 1996
    Invited to submit to Masterworks of Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, Touring Exhibition in Asia
  • 1999
    Acknowledged as an intangible cultural property by Tobe Town
  • 2005
    Acknowledged as a holder of intangible cultural property by Ehime Prefecture

Award

  • Received 4 awards, including the Arts Society Grand Prize,
    at the Ehime Arts Exhibition
  • Received 8 awards, including the Grand Prize,
    at the Ehime Ceramics Exhibition
  • 1975
    Received 3 awards, including the Issuikai Award,
    at the Issuikai Ceramics Exhibition
    Received the 3rd Excellence Award
    at the Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition
    (Japan Foundation President's Prize)
  • 1986
    Received the NHK Prize at the Japan Kogei Association Shikoku
    Branch Exhibition
  • 1994
    Received the Mitsukoshi Prize at the Japan Kogei Association Shikoku
    Branch Exhibition
  • 2000
    Received the International Trade and Industry Minister's Commendation
    (for Distinguished Service in Industry)
    Contemporary Master Craftsman (Received the Labour Minister's Commendation)
  • 2003
    Received the Governor of Ehime Prize
  • 2004
    Received the Medal with Yellow Ribbon
  • 2006
    Received the Ehime Education and Culture Award
  • 2010
    Received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays