photo Yoshito Takenishi

Yoshito Takenishi

TAKENISHI developed his unique glaze using metals (renyusai) and based on this technique and in conjunction with platinum and overglaze colors, he produces ceramic works.



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  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Ehime Ceramics Association


  • 1964
    Born on May 29 in Ehime Prefecture
    2nd generation at the Tobe ware pottery Joshua Kobo
    (formerly Keisenbo)
  • 1982
    Graduated from the Design Course at the Matsuyama
    Minami High School
    Started production of ceramics at the studio after
    graduation due to his father’s illness
  • 1992
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association


  • Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition 7 times
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the Exhibition of
    Japanese Traditional Ceramic Art
    Judge and special submission at the Japanese Traditional Art Crafts
    Shikoku Exhibition
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award 2 times, the NHK Takamatsu
    Award, the Takamatsu Mitsukoshi Award, and the Incentive Award
    Selected for the Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition 4 times
    Received the Issuikai Award and the Incentive Award at the Issuikai
    Ceramics Exhibition, among others
    Received the Grand Prize 3 times and the Excellence Award at the Ehime
    Ceramics Exhibition, among other prizes