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gBIZEN-YAKIh IS WELL KNOWN AS gART OF CLAY AND FLAMESh AND ONE OF THE JAPANESE gWABI-SABIh. WE BELIEVE OURSELVES THAT YOU WILL FEEL GREAT AFTER YOU LOOK AT THESE POTTERIES.
gWABI-SABIh IS EXPLAINED AS OLD TRADITIONAL JAPANESE CULTURE, CALM, TENDER AND HEAL PEOPLE OF THE DAILY STRESS.
EVEN YOUNG GENERATION CARRY OVER AND ENJOY gWABI-SABIh IN JAPAN.

BIZEN-YAKI HAS MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND OF HISTORY AND THE ONLY UNGLAZED POTTERY OUT OF THE SIX GREATEST POTTERIES OF THE MIDDLE AGES IN JAPAN SUCH AS gSETO-YAKIh, hTOKONAME-YAKIh, gTANBA-YAKIh, gSHIGARAKI-YAKIh, gECHIZEN-YAKIh AND WELL KNOWN AS gART OF CLAY AND FLAMESh.

THE CLAY USED IS ONLY FROM THE BIZEN AREA OF JAPAN (OKAYAMA PREFECTURE), NO GLAZE IS USED AT ALL AND FIRED WITH SPECIALLY SELECTED RED PINE WOOD IN RISING KILN (BUILT IN TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION CALLED NOBORIGAMA IN JAPAN.).

NATURE OF BIZEN CLAY WITH INDIVIDUALITY OF POTTER TOGETHER MAKES SEVERAL VARIATIONS OF TRADITIONAL ARTS OF JAPAN, gWABI-SABIh.

THE TRADITION AND SOLE OF BIZEN HAS BEEN CARRIED ON BY MANY BIZEN POTTERS IN MANY GENERATIONS UNTIL NOW AND POTTERS OF EVERY GENERATIONS CREATE NEW CRAFT OBJECTS FOR MATCHING EVERY GENERATIONS.

Gallery of Mr. Katsuhiko Kitano
(Click to enlarge each photograph.)
MR. KATSUHIKO KITANO CARRIER OF POTTER Look at more works.
1954
BORN IN OSAKA
1976
GRADUATED NIHON UNIVERSITY
1978
GRADUATED KYOTO CRAFT TECHNICAL SCHOOL
WIN MANY PRIZES. E.G. JAPAN TRADITIONAL CRAFTS EXHIBITION, NIPPON ART CRAFT ASSOCIATION EXHIBITION, NIPPON POTTERY EXHIBITION, ASAHI CRAFTS EXHIBITION, OKAYAMA PREFECTURE EXHIBITION, SHINSYO CRAFTS ASSOCIATION EXHIBITION, ETC.
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HE IS ONE OF THE COUNCILMAN OF OSAKA CRAFTS ASSOCIATION BOARD, A BOARD MEMBER OF SHINBI CRAFTS ASSOCIATION, A MEMBER OF NIPPON POTTERY & PORCELAIN ASSOCIATION AND A FULL MEMBER OF NIPPON CRAFTS ASSOCIATION.


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