Mie Prefecture’s Yokkaichi city’s Banko-yaki has nearly 300 years of history and it is known as the traditional art craft of the area. It was in this place where, in 1869, the first Suigetsu’s master was born and where he started using the “wooden banko”, a wooden form invented in the Edo period, to start baking teapots, marking the beginning of Suigetsu´s kiln. Actually, it is Suigetsu´s third master, his wife and two sons who are in charge of creating various works, from the traditional ”shidei" teapots to products full of personality, made with all different kinds of new techniques.
1944 Born in Yokkaichi
1993 Successes to the name of Suigetsu the Third
1976 Received award at Japan Traditional Art Crafts
Exhibition From then onwards, recieved 26 times.
1990 Presented his work to His Majesty the Emperor (during the ceremony to the succession
to the throne)
1999 Presented his work to the Crown Prince
2005 Presented with Yokkaichi's Industry Distinguished Service Aword
2009 Invited to Taiwan's National History Museum"Banko-yaki Flower Patternd Jar" exibited in
2011 Special solo art exhibition at Nihonbashi' Mitsukoshi
2011 Presented with Yokkaichi's Culture Distinguished Service Aword
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