田中佐次郎Sajiro Tanaka

陶歴/ History

1937年 福岡県に生まれる
1965年 縄文・弥生土器を研究
1971年 肥前古窯址を発掘調査、作陶活動を開始する
1975年 唐津に登窯を築窯する
1982年 当苑にて初個展を開催
2004年 韓国に登窯を築窯
1937 Born in Kita-Kyushu in Fukuoka
1956 Graduated from Daiichi Koutou Gakko (Daiichi high school).
1965 Began his ceramic career by the “tebineri (hand-pinching)" method. He excavated several places and researched ancient pottery pieces that were made in the Jomon and Yayoi era.
1971 Went to Eihei-ji (Eihei temple) to learn the practice of Zen with the superior of Eihei-ji Fumio Murakami’s recommendation.He began excavation of ancient Karatsu ceramic pieces at Hizen area and creating Karatsu works. He learned Calligraphy under a chirographer Keishu Toh. He learned the manner of the tea ceremony under Masumi Hanada, a tea master of Omote Senke (Foundation of Fushin-an).
1972 Studied “Nanshu-ga.”(the southern school of Chinese painting) under Chikukei Takahara.
1973 Went to Eihei-ji to practice the art of Zen and joined “Genzo-e” (kind of Buddhism meeting) preached by a priest Rosen Kamatani.
1975 Received a Buddhist priest name “Zenkai Hogetsu” by a Zen master, Reirin Yamada. He built a rising kiln on the premises of Handa Joraku-ji (Joraku temple) in Karatsu.
1978 Received a commendatory letter from Mr. Ryoichi Sasakawa, a chairman at the Japan Shipbuilding Industry Foundation.
1979 Met Tokuro Kato, the great Shino artist, for the first time after taking Zen practice at Eihei-ji.
1980 Met Tomio Ito, the chairman at Itoh Dental Clinic & General Hospital in Nagasaki.
1983 Went to Eihei-ji to take Zen practice. He learnt ancient Chinese poetry under Soshu Saito.
1985 Started holding solo exhibitions.
1987 Built his own kiln named “Yamase” at ancient kiln site which is 700 meters above sea level.
1989 Learnt the art of flower arrangement under Kangetsu Kusaba.
1990 Published a picture book titled “Toh (The Ceramic)” by Kyoto Shoin (a publishing company).
1994 Solo exhibition at the Daiichi Gallery in New York.
1996 Applied to make souvenir gifts when the former British Prime Minister Thatcher visited Saga prefecture and joined the tea ceremony.
1997 Featured in a book titled Ceramic Renaissance of the 21st Century published by Doho-sha.
1998 Solo exhibition “The Thirty Tea Bowls” in commemoration of Shibuya Kurodatoen 30th anniversary.
2000 Solo exhibition “The Ten Ido Ware Tea Bowls”
2003 Built the rising kiln named “Kizan” at Ulsan, which was offered by Mr. Kim Tein.
2004 Solo exhibition “Korai Tea Bowls” was held at Shibuya Kuroatoen.
2007 Went to Eihei-ji for Zen practice and joined “Genzo-e” (kind of Buddhism meeting) given by the priest, Tairyu Matsubara.
2008 Solo exhibitions “Karatsu and Korai for Sake” and “Korai Tea Bowls” in commemoration of Shibuya Kurodatoen 40th anniversary.

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