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[pottery] Okubo kiln

The quiet place where the noise of main highways disappears.
The quiet rice field is filled with the people, and the grove of miscellaneous trees of the mountain behind becomes the home of the small animal including the insect.
There is the Okubo kiln in such Kurihara-shi Takeshi Kanari Kubo district.
[pioneer Yoichi Murakami of the after the war northeastern ceramic art]
"I am a student rather than an artist"
I analyze soil in Tohoku from the state that nothing has according to words, documents of the northeastern potter's clay for 25 years.
After having arrived at the Kurikoma foot of a mountain, I repeat studies every day and I squeeze it to half now potter's clay that half a century passed and continue studying 18 kinds of potter's clay more deeply.
The ascending kiln of the Okubo kiln is broken by an earthquake commencing with Iwate, Miyagi inland earthquake, the Great East Japan Earthquake seven times
But, it revives each time and continues still producing works powerfully.
As for the work which continue lighting it without sleeping in Mr. Murakami one in 3 night and day, and baked,; one is elaborating of the consecration each.
Soil and a Kay stone, the straw ash of the glaze, the diligent gallaash used for making earthenware are all Kurikoma things from the foot of a mountain.
Saying "Tohoku was called the sterile ground of the ceramic ware once, but, is northeastern, and there is surely the soil of the ceramic ware"; Mr. Murakami.
In a magazine of the 30th anniversary of the open kiln in 1995
"The north soil is valid. Mr. Murakami that always kept it in mind to get a heart of the soil, and to make the grilled dish appropriate for the characteristic, but said, it is only what I yet hesitated about.
It is right half a century of a search and the challenge.
Sue career
1937 Kintaichi, Ninohe-shi, Iwate birth
I engage in 34, Showa annual convention Hongo, Tsu Nishida drunkenness moon kiln making earthenware
I ask apprenticeship instruction of Koichi Takita in Aizuwakamatsu-shi in 1963
Emigration kiln making earthenware old is self-supporting for Miyagi Kanari in 1966
It is an election for Shiyoniyu for a country exhibition in 1969
1970 Japan folkcraft new work exhibition choice containing
Winning 1972 Miyagi recommendation of art prize
Lecturer at 48-57 years Miyagi Univ. of Education art course of the Showa era
50-52 years Japan folkcraft new work exhibition choice of the Showa era containing
1978 instruction in Canada (vankubaatosukuru)
1982 Sendai Mitsukoshi 15th private exhibition
1984 Tokyo Shinjuku Mitsukoshi first private exhibition
Winning 1995 Hebei industrial arts exhibition invitation writer section special prize
Winning 2002 Hebei industrial arts exhibition invitation writer section special prize
Prize for 2007 Culture Day commendation education culture service (Miyagi)
I performed superior fictionization as a ceramist for many years and acted for instruction upbringing of one of the next generation and contributed to development of the industrial arts society and promotion of the art culture.
2012 Hebei industrial arts exhibition advisor
I always display a work in the home and the gallery. Actually please see a work by all means.
In addition, please confirm it on the telephone beforehand as it is no fixed holiday.
Okubo kiln
Ceramist Yoichi Murakami
The location
21-1, Kannariokubosawa, Kurihara-shi, Miyagi
Is a car than Tohoku Expressway Wakayagi Kanari IC; ten minutes
Is a car than JR Tohoku Shinkansen Kurikoma-Kogen Station; 20 minutes
Association of general Kurihara-shi sightseeing product
Sightseeing in Kurihara-shi business and industry sightseeing Heta garden section
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