三輪休和Kyuwa Miwa

陶歴/ History

1895年 山口県阿武郡に、旧萩藩御用窯三輪家九代雪堂の二男として生まれる
1911年 江戸千家流の茶道、宝生流謡曲の稽古を始める
1927年 父の隠居に際し、三輪窯十代を継承して休雪と号す
1942年 川喜田半泥子、荒川豊蔵、金重陶陽と「からひね会」を結成する
1943年 技術保存法指定作品山口県認定委員を命ぜられ、技術保存法による指定を受ける
Miwa, Kyuwa(1895-1981)

Kyuwa Miwa was born the second son of the Setsudo Miwa the 9th (traditional ceramic family under imperial domain) in Yamaguchi in 1895. He started to take tea lessons under Edo-senke (one of the tea schools) and Youkyoku (noh song) under Hoshou-ryu (second biggest noh family) in 1911. He organized a meeting that is called Karahine with Handeish Kawakita, Toyozo Arakawa, and Toyo Kaneshige in 1942. He was appointed as a member of the board of Conservation Arts and Crafts in Yamaguchi prefecture in 1943. He was recommended as an administration officer at Omote-senke (one of the major tea schools), Yamaguchi branch in 1954. He was selected as an Important Intangible Cultural Asset of Yamaguchi in 1956. He was recommended as a board chairman in the Yamaguchi Ceramic Association in 1957. He became a regular member at Japanese Traditional Arts and Crafts in the same year. He created an unique tea bowl and offered it to the emperor in commemoration of “Kyusetsu kokyu no kai” (turning 70 years old) in 1965. He retired and named himself Kyuwa and won the Purple Ribbon Medal in 1967. He won the Order of the Rising Sun in 1973. He died at 86 in 1981.

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