Artist's Profile (Kyoto ceramics)
The 1st Tozan Ito[Title] Court artist
[Born and death year] 1846-1920 Died at 74 years old
[Native place] Kyoto
[Experience]
He studied picture to Togaku Koizumi of artist of Maruyama group.
1862
He became pupil of ceramist Kyokutei Kameya and received lesson by The 3ed Dohachi Takahashi, Denshichi Kanzan, The 9th Yohei Obiyama and Chubei Ichimonji.
1867
He started business in eastern Kyoto.
He made export of dinnerware and accessories, and he reached flourishing business.
He made effort for revival of Asahi ware and improvement of Awata ware.
1883-
He was given the many prizes at Amsterdam, Paris and Chicago International Exposition.
1895
He gave his name as Tozan.
1899
He was given the Medal with Green Ribbon.
1912
He was given gold and silver seals and another name of "Tou-Ou" by His Imperial Highness Kuninomiya.
1917
He was selected for Court artist.
Last years
He made an effort for revival of Zeze ware with The 2nd Tozan.
1920
He was completed Tozan Studio of new kiln to the foot of Mt.Kagamiyama of eastern Kyoto.
The 2nd Tozan Ito
[Born and death year] 1871-1937 Died at 67 years old
[Native place] Shiga
[Experience]
He was born as principal retainer's fourth son of old Oomi Zeze feudal clan and learned beginning Japanese traditional painting.
And he was estimated with personality and technique by the 1st Tozan, and became successor as adopted child.
He inherited technique of the 1st Tozan, and produced the achivement by the style that was elegance and high status.
1920
He revived Zeze Kageroen and was completed new kiln.
The 3rd Tozan Ito
[Title] Modern Industrial Arts Association Member, Jury for Japan Fine Arts Exhibition
[Born and death year] 1900-1970 Died at 71 years old
[Experience]
He graduated Kyoto picture school.
He acted as assistant of Shoji Hamada when young.
1933
He was given special selection at Imperial Academy's Art Exhibition.
Her Majesty The Empress is bought "Galium spurium var. echinospermon" design vase.
1938
He assumed master's name of the 3rd Tozan as successor.
The 16rh Sokuzen Eiraku
[Title] Craftsman of earthenware brazier for tea kettle
[Born and death year] 1917-1998 Died at 82 years old
[Native place] Kyoto city, Kyoto
[Experience]
1922
He became adopted child of Myozen Eiraku.
1935
He assumed Master's name of the 16th Zengoro as successor.
1937
He built Shiroyama kiln in Mitsui Shiroyama cottage of Oiso and continued making pottery every month until 1945.
1943
He was recognized the licentiate who kept industrial arts skill.
1955-65
He announced works such as Rinpa style, Kochi style and Overglaze gold style with revival of the tea ceremony, and he got unshakable position as a famous ceramist.
1958
He creates 54 works called after 54 quires of the Genji story.
1960
He organized The Kyoto Traditional Ceramist Association with Kakunyu Raku, and he became the first Chairman and made an effort for development of traditional ceramic art.
1981
He won culture prize of The Urasenke Tradition of Tea.
1983
He won the 1st Kyoto cultureal meritorious service prize.
1985
He was commended as the regional persons of cultural merit by the Education Ministry of JAPAN.
1990
He was given decoration.
1995
He held exhibition of own works in Paris.
The 4th Rokube Kiyomizu
[Born and death year] 1848-1920 Died at 72 years old
[Native place] Kyoto
[Experience]
1883
He assumed master's name of the 4th Rokube as successor.

He arranged skill of ceramic art from the 1st generation to the 3rd generation, and he was completed "Rokube style".
He participated in the founding of ceramics association and made an effort for development of the industry.

1913
After he retired, he had his name with "Rokkyo" as another name.
The 5th Rokube Kiyomizu
[Title] Jury for Japan Art Exhibition, Japan Art Academy Member
[Born and death year] 1875-1959 Died at 85 years old
[Native place] Kyoto
[Experience]
He learned at Kyoto Art School.
He participated in a Industrial Art Movement of the last Meiji period.
1913
He assumed master's name of the 5th Rokube as a successor.
1931
He organized Gojoukai group, and he bringed up junior.

He contributed to revival and a reevaluation of Kyoto ware greatly after Showa period began.
He was given medal posthumously.
The 6th Rokube Kiyomizu
[Title] Person of Cultural Merit, Nitten Member, Japan Art Academy Member
[Born and death year] 1901-1980 Died at 80 years old
[Native place] Kyoto
[Experience]
1927
He was selected for the 8th Imperial Academy's Art Exhibition for the first time.
1931
He won the special prize at the 12th Imperial Academy's Art Exhibition.
1935
He participated an organization of Soujunsya which is group of young industrial artists.
He worked hard with industrial artists of the other field.
1937
He acted as permanent director of the Kyoto industrial arts institute which standardized an industrial arts group of Kyoto.
1945
He assumed master's name of the 6th Rokube as a successor.
1946
He established Kiyomizu Touen Co., Ltd.
He studied Chinese old ceramics and Art Nouveau.
1948
He organized the Kyoto Ceramist Club.
He brought up rising ceramist.
1976
He became the Person of Cultural Merit.

He was given decoration by the government.
The 2nd Zoroku Mashimizu
[Born and death year] 1861-1936 Died at 76 years old
[Native place] Kyoto
[Experience]
He went over to China and Korea, and he studied it with investigation of ceramics.
1882
He assumed master's name of the 2nd Zoroku as successor.
1884
He was given an honorable mention at Kyoto Exhibition, and he was given the gold prize at Kofukuji Temple Exhibition.
1912
He had his name with Deichuan as another name.
1917
He opened kiln at Kyoto.
1926
When the Emperor Showa succeeded to the throne, he made celadon incense burner.
Chikken Miura
[Born and death year] 1900-1990 Died at 91 years old
[Native place] Kyoto
[Experience]
1921
He assumed Master's name of the 3rd Chikusen as a successor.
1931
He lets the eldest son of the 2nd Chikusen inherit the 4th Chikusen.
And he establishes a branch family and takes Chikken independently.
The 1st Chikusen Miura
[Born and death year] 1854-1915 Died at 62 years old
[Native place] Kyoto
[Experience]
1867
He studied under the 3rd Dohachi Takahashi.
1883
He became independent, and opened his kiln at Gojozaka in Kyoto. He applied coloring of Europe to porcelain. Morepver, he inserted precious stone and coral in Blue-and-White porcelain, and sculptured it.
The 4th Chikusen Miura
[Born and death year] 1911-1976 Died at 66 years old
[Native place] Kyoto
[Experience]
1931
He secceeded to the 4th Chikusen, and engaged in production of ceramics.
1972
He gave the 5th Chikusen to the eldest son, and retired.
Koyo Yamazaki
[Title] Kyoto Toradition Industrial Arts Association Founder, etc.
[Born and death year] 1890-1979 Died at 89 years old
[Native place] Ishikawa
[Experience]
He aimed at Japanese traditional painting artist, and he became pupil of Shunkyo Yamamoto.
He was interested in ceramic art afterwards.
And he succeeded a burning of glaze of various color.
1927
He was given the best prize at the American International Exposition.
1937
He presented to the Empress Dowager vase.
1940
He presented to the Emperor vase.
1941
He presented to the Empress vase.
1943
He was designated artist to preserve his art.
1944
He was designated artist to preserve his skill.
1961
He presented to the Crown Prince and Princess Michiko vase.

His work is exhibited at Boston Museum.