Artist's Profile (Kutani porcelain)
Toziro Kitade
[Title] Councilor of Nitten
[Born and death year] 1898-1968 Died at 71 years old
[Native place] Arima-gun, Hyogo
[Experience]
1922
He became adopted child of pottery Kitade house of Kutani porcelain.
1925
He became pupil of Hazan Itaya and learned ceramic art.
1936
He became pupil of Kenkichi Tomimoto and established color of new Kutani porcelain.
1938
He went to Korea in order to study Korean antique art.
1939
He exhibited work at New York International Exposition by request of Commerce and Industry Ministry.
1941, 1943, 1946
He won grand prize at Art Exhibition of Education Ministry sponsorship.
1963
He won Minister for Education prize in the 6th Nitten.
Takashi Kitamura
[Title] Japan Fine Arts Exhibition Member, Traditional Industrial Arts Meister, etc.
[Born and death year] 1946-
[Native place] Komatsu city, Ishikawa
[Experience]
1973-
He was selected for Japan Fine Arts Exhibition and Japanese Modern Industrial Arts Exhibition for the first time, and he continued being selected after it.
1995
He was given special selection at the 27th Japan Fine Arts Exhibition.
2000
He presented work to Todaiji Temple and Yakushiji Temple.
He opened Kutani Chikuryu Kiln.

He makes the work which he used gold foil.
Kenichiro Koshita
[Title] Councilor of Nitten
[Native place] Komatsu city, Ishikawa
[Experience]
1976
He won the Special Prize at the 8th Nitten.
1987
He won the Special Prize at the 19th Nitten.
2001
He won the Prime Minister Prize at the Japanese Modern Fine Arts Exhibition.
Kazunori Takegoshi
[Born and death year] 1956-
[Native place] Terai, Nomi city, Ishikawa
[Experience]
1956
He was born as the eldest son of the 4th Zenbei which inherited the 1st Zenbei Takegoshi of the top pupil of Kutani Shoza that he established style of Kutani porcelain.
1988
His work was selected, and it was exhibited at the Singaporean Art Festival.
1994
He was selected member of Nitten.
1997
He won the Special Prize at the 29th Nitten.
1998
His work was selected, and it was exhibited at the exhibition of "100 years of Kutani Porcelain" that is held in Paris.
2000
He won the Special Prize at the 32nd Nitten.
Shoichiro Takegoshi
[Title] The 4th Zenbei of the Kutani Shoza-do kiln
[Born and death year] 1927-85 Died at 59 years old
[Native place] Terai, Nomi city, Ishikawa
[Experience]
Because there was not a successor, Master's Kutani Shoza gave his skill to the 1st Zenbei Takegoshi of pupil.
He is a ceramist for the 4th generation from the 1st Zenbei.
He became pupil of Tojiro Kitade, and was devoted to the family business while receiving lesson of the 3rd Zenbei.
He was selected The Nitten five times and The Japanese Modern Fine Arts Exhibition second times.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs bought his work of Nitten.
His work selected The Modern Fine Arts Festival of Berlin.
Suiko Nakamura
[Title] Nitten participation
[Born and death year] 1903-1985 Died at 83 years old
[Native place] Kaga city, Ishikawa
[Experience]
1924
He entered in The Kyoto National Ceramics Laboratory.
And he learned from Seizan Kawamura.
1928
He was selected in The 9th Imperial Academy's Art Exhibition first.
1940
He won the best prize in The Fine Arts Exhibition which celebrates 2600 eras from building country.
1945
He let nephew inherit The 3rd Shuto.
And he took Suiko.
1947
He won the special celection in The 3rd Nitten.
1953
He won the special celection in The 9th Nitten.
1970
He won the Minister for Education prize.
The 3rd Tamekichi Mitsui
[Title] Member of the Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts Association
[Experience]
1959
He after graduating the ceramics course of the Kanazawa Collage of Arts, became the assistant of Tojiro Kitade professor.
After that, he studied to the 2nd Isokichi Asakura.
1961
He succeeded after the father.
1962
He presented the decoration plate to Reischauer of U.S.A. ambassador.
1967
He was selected for the Nitten and the Japanese Modern Fine Arts Exibition first.
1976
Tomohito Mikasanomiya His Imperial Highness bought the work of Tamekichi.
1979
Prime Minister Ohira let him made Sake cup as souvenir for a visit to China.
1980
He presented his work to Hitachinomiya both Imperial Highness.
1982
Prime Minister Suzuki let him made Sake cup as souvenir for visit to China.
1984
Prime Minister Nakasone let him made Sake cup as souvenir for visit to China.
1987
The gocernment gave the Prime Minister Commendation to him.
1988
He presented his work to the Indian ambassador.
1993
He presented his work to Takahito Mikasanomiya His Imperial Highness.
1994
He held exhibition of own works in New York.
1997
He became guest professor of Washington Garorted University.
2002
He held exhibition of own works at the Smithsonian Sackler Museum.
Minoru Yoshida
[Title] Living National Treasure
[Born and death year] 1932-
[Native place] Komatsu city, Ishikawa
[Experience]
1951
He succeeded to the Kinzan Kiln.
1970
He exhibited large vase in the Japan World Exposition.
1974
He won the prize at the Japan Traditional Crafts Exhibition.
1979
Foreign Ministry bought his work.
1992
He won the Takamatsunomiya Memorial Award at the Japan Traditional Crafts Exhibition.
1993
The Smithsonian's Sackler Museum is permanently saved his work.
2001
He was awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon.
He was recognized as Living National Treasure.