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Taki Nakazato

中里 太亀
Ceramic Artist • 1965 –

Ceramic artist living in Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture. At the Ryutagama kiln, founded by his father Takashi and one of the most famous kilns in the area, Taki continues to use the various techniques of Karatsu ware to design and produce table ware that fits in with our daily life and complements today’s cuisine.

BASED IN
Karatsu, Saga Prefecture
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POINT OF VIEW

Taki believes that dishes should be used and enjoyed in daily life, and he considers affinity and comfort with food and sake above all else in his creations. The more you use his dishes, the more they will come to embody the “beauty of use”, and the more you will learn to appreciate and enjoy the rich food culture of Japan.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

1965

Born in Karatsu, Saga, Japan

1988

Begins to study pottery under his father, Takashi Nakazato

1993

Exhibited at Kakiden Gallery with Takashi Nakazato and Sanjuro Oku

1994

Exhibited in a father-and-son exhibition at Manyoudou Miyuki

1995

Held a solo exhibition at Isetan Department Store in Shinjuku, Tokyo

2014

Participated in a joint exhibition at Howard Salon, Taipei, Taiwan with Kato Shuntei, Liao Li-Guang, and Tu Peng-Hsuen

2016

Held a solo exhibition at Mitsukoshi Department Store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

2019

Held a solo exhibition at ENYAA, Paris, France

2019

Participated in a three-generation exhibition at Manyoudou Miyuki

2020

Held a solo exhibition at Mitsukoshi Department Store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

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