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Tadashi Nishihata  西端正

Contemporary Tanba Masterworks

Tadashi Nishihata (b. 1948), one of the most respected Tanba potters of this generation, has made significant contributions to Tanba pottery tradition throughout his illustrious career. The current collection features two large mentori (faceted) vases and four tea bowls finished in two of Nishihata's signature glazes - Hai-yu and Akadobe-yu. The snow-white Hai-yu glaze is made from ashes of the rice plant. When mixed with ashes from different types of wood, it can produce a variety of unique effects, as exemplified by his dramatic mentori vase "Snow", and the beautiful colorations on his tea bowls. The stunning Akadobe-yu (red clay glaze) was a historic finish used by Tanba potters in the early Edo period (1603 – 1867). The method for creating it was lost for almost four hundred years, until Tadashi Nishihata successfully re-created it in 2001 after years of experimentation. He gained wide recognition not only for these accomplishments, but also for his generosity in sharing his hard-earned knowledge with all his peers. Nishihata was awarded the Grand Prize of the Chanoyu Zokei Ten Exhibition sponsored by the Tanabe Museum of Art three times, thus becoming the only artist who has ever been bestowed with this prestigious award three times and twice in consecutive years. In 2016, Nishihata was awarded the Hyogo Prefecture Culture Award in recognition of his many contributions to the pottery traditions.

 

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Tadashi Nishihata Mentori Vase 005ATadashi Nishihata Mentori Vase 005B
Tadashi Nishihata   "Autumn" (2016)
Large wood-fired mentori vase No.005 with Akadobe-yu glaze
16.25"x 15.5"x 19"h  (2 views)
$9,000
$1
Tadashi Nishihata Mentori Vase 006ATadashi Nishihata Mentori Vase 006B
Tadashi Nishihata   "Snow" (2016)
Large wood-fired mentori vase No.006 with Hai-yu glaze
16.5"x 16.5"x 19.5"h  (2 views)
$9,000
$

Tadashi Nishihata Tea Bowl 001ATadashi Nishihata Tea Bowl 001BTadashi Nishihata Tea Bowl 001CTadashi Nishihata Tea Bowl 001D
Tadashi Nishihata   Tea Bowl No.001 w/ Hai-yu glaze (2015)
5"x 4.75"x 3.75"h  (4 views, w/ signed wooden box)
Sold

Tadashi Nishihata Tea Bowl 002ATadashi Nishihata Tea Bowl 002BTadashi Nishihata Tea Bowl 002CTadashi Nishihata Tea Bowl 002D
Tadashi Nishihata   Tea Bowl No.002 w/ Hai-yu glaze (2015)
4.75"x 4.5"x 3.5"h  (4 views, w/ signed wooden box)
$2,700


Tadashi Nishihata Tea Bowl 003ATadashi Nishihata Tea Bowl 003BTadashi Nishihata Tea Bowl 003CTadashi Nishihata Tea Bowl 003D
Tadashi Nishihata   Tea Bowl No.003 w/ divided Hai-yu glaze (2016)
5"x 4.75"x 3.5"h  (4 views, w/ signed wooden box)
$3,000


Tadashi Nishihata Tea Bowl 004ATadashi Nishihata Tea Bowl 004BTadashi Nishihata Tea Bowl 004CTadashi Nishihata Tea Bowl 004D
Tadashi Nishihata   Tea Bowl No.004 w/ divided Haiyu glaze (2016)
4.75"x 4.5"x 3.5"h  (4 views, w/ signed wooden box)
$3,000


Exhibitions & Awards

1948   Born in Tachikui, Japan

1969   Began career in ceramic

1976   Honorable Mention, Hyogo Prefecture Exhibition

1978   Selected for Japan Crafts Association, Kinki Exhibition

1986   Selected for Japan Traditional Arts & Crafts Exhibition

1988   Selected for Japan Traditional Arts & Crafts Exhibition

           Matsushita Prize, Japan Craft Association, Kinki Exhibition

1989   President Prize, Japan Traditional Arts & Crafts Exhibition

           Oikawa Memorial Prize, Handon Association

1990   Selected for Japan Traditional Arts & Crafts Exhibition

           Honorable Mention, Chanoyu no Zokei Ten Exhibition, Tanabe Museum of Art

1991   Selected for Japan Traditional Arts & Crafts Exhibition

           Grand Prize, Chanoyu no Zokei Ten Exhibition, Tanabe Museum of Art

1992   Selected for Japan Traditional Arts & Crafts Exhibition

           Honorable Mention, Hyogo Prefecture Emerging Artists

           Japanese Ceramics Now Invitational Exhibition, Paris, France

1993   Excellence Award, Chanoyu no Zokei Ten Exhibition, Tanabe Museum of Art

           Selected for Japan Traditional Arts & Crafts Exhibition

1994   Selected for Japan Traditional Arts & Crafts Exhibition

           Solo Exhibition, Mitsukoshi Department Store Gallery, Tokyo

1995   Selected for Japan Traditional Arts & Crafts Exhibition

1996   Selected for Japan Traditional Arts & Crafts Exhibition

           Solo  Exhibition, Mitsukoshi Department Store Gallery, Tokyo        

           Excellence Award, Chanoyu no Zokei Ten Exhibition, Tanabe Museum of Art

1998   Solo  Exhibition, Mitsukoshi Department Store Gallery, Tokyo

1999   Honorable Mention, Chanoyu no Zokei Ten Exhibition, Tanabe Museum of Art

2000   Selected for Japan Traditional Arts & Crafts Exhibition

           Solo  Exhibition, Mitsukoshi Department Store Gallery, Tokyo

2001   Selected for Japan Traditional Arts & Crafts Exhibition

2002   Solo  Exhibitions, Mitsukoshi Department Store Gallery, Tokyo

2003   Japanese Teabowl Masterworks Exhibition, Touching Stone Gallery, Santa Fe, USA

2004   Solo Exhibition, Touching Stone Gallery, Santa Fe, USA

2005   Grand Prize, Chanoyu no Zokei Ten Exhibition, Tanabe Museum of Art

           Solo  Exhibition, Mitsukoshi Department Store Gallery, Tokyo

2006   Grand Prize, Chanoyu no Zokei Ten Exhibition, Tanabe Museum of Art

           Solo Exhibition, Touching Stone Gallery, Santa Fe, USA

           Selected artist, International Folk Art Market, Museum of International Folk Art, USA

2007  Excellence Award, Chanoyu no Zokei Ten Exhibition, Tanabe Museum of Art

          Invitational Exhibition, Japan Traditional Arts & Crafts Exhibition

2008  Solo Exhibition, Touching Stone Gallery, Santa Fe, USA

          Solo Exhibition, Takashimaya, Yokohama

          Solo  Exhibition, Mitsukoshi Department Store Gallery, Tokyo

2009  Invitational Exhibition, Japan Ceramic Exhibition, Tokyo

          Solo  Exhibition, Mitsukoshi Department Store Gallery, Sendai

          Solo Exhibition, Gallery Dojima, Osaka

2010  Solo Exhibition, Sogo Department Store Gallery, Kobe

          Solo Exhibition, Touching Stone Gallery, Santa Fe, USA

          Musee Tomo Museum, Invitational Contemporary Ceramics for the Tea Ceremony, Tokyo

          Solo Exhibition, Takashimaya Department Store, Yokohama

2011  Kobe Biennial Exhibition Second Prize, Kobe

          Solo Exhibition, Joan Malvis Gallery, New York, USA

2013  Joint Exhibition with Haruna Nishihata: Two Generations of Master Tanba Pottery, Touching Stone Gallery, Santa Fe, USA

          Solo Exhibition, Mitsukoshi Department Store, Tokyo

          Solo Exhibition, Sogo Department Store, Kobe

2014  Solo Exhibition, Sogo Department Store, Chiba, Japan

2015  Solo Exhibition, Mitsukoshi Department Store, Tokyo, Japan

2016  Hyogo Prefecture Culture Award

 

 

 

 

 

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