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健次 (Kenji Takenaka) Bizen Oribe tea bowl Co-box Co-provision Shiori Tea utensils
Teacher: Human National Treasure Jun Isesaki Bizen ware
Product size: Height 9.2 cm / width 15.5 cm
Kenji Takenaka has a career of becoming a disciple of Atsushi Bise Isesaki (national treasure of the human being) after transferring from being a jewelry designer. In the traditional ground, we explore the material from all angles while exploring new possibilities, and repeat the test firing in the Ana kiln countless times. Behind the novel and subtle modeling sensation, there was a bold spirit of challenge and detailed data. I am particular about Bizen and return to the primitive work that is the origin of it...Kenji Takenaka's Bizen style that is nurtured from there is an eye-opener.
1957 Born in Okayama City
1986 Worked as an instructor after graduating from Okayama Prefectural Industrial Experiment Station
1988: Studying under Atsushi Isesaki (national treasure of human beings)
1989 Selected for the Tanabe Museum Chanoyu modeling exhibition Selected for the Asahi Ceramics exhibition
Japanese Traditional Crafts China Branch Exhibition Sanyo Shimbun Award
1991 Selected for the bargaining exhibition
1993 Semi-underground hole kiln built
1998 Japan Traditional Craft Exhibition
2000 Selected for the exhibition of tea ceremony at the Tabe Museum of Art (several times thereafter)
2005 Exhibited at the French-Japanese Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition
2008 Exhibited "Gallery Kurimoto "Ceramic Shape V"
Other selections and awards
Held solo exhibitions throughout Japan
The Opportunity to Become a Bizen ware Artist
I acquired various experiences while over observing Bizen ware, and it came to be technically possible to do it, it makes me think increasingly that it was fun. I want to express something stimulating and impressive with clay for the viewer.
I'd like Bizen ware to go around the world. I want to absorb a variety of things and express my world based on Bizen ware. I made many sharp and aggressive works, but want to make more work which softens and makes the heart feel at ease, and also soothing works in the future.
The world of "Wabi and Sabi" and Japanese culture including delicate sensitivity with warmth. Bizen ware is the same, it has subtle rich atmosphere. I want others to feel the uniqueness of our world in the earthy scent.
Origin of Ceramic Stamp
From "K" of the initial.