Imaemon Imaizumi

Imaemon Imaizumi

13th Imaemon Imaizumi 1926~2001

 13th Imaemon Imaizumi was born in Saga prefecture as the eldest son of 12th Imaemon Imaizumi.
Real name is Yoshinori.
Graduated from the Saga prefectural arita industrial school in 1943.
Graduated from the Tokyo art school craft course in 1949.
Received the highest award at the Saga prefecture exhibition in 1958.
Received the Issuikai chairman award at the Issuikai ceramic art exhibition in 1963.
Recommended to the Issuikai ceramics club members.
Received the Japan craft association chairman award at the Japan traditional craft exhibition in 1965.
Recommended to the regular members of the Japan craft association.
“Color nabeshima grass design bowl” was purchased by the National museum of modern art, tokyo in 1972.
Inaugurated as judging committee of the Issuikai ceramic art exhibition in 1974.
Named 13th Imaemon Imaizumi in 1975.
Received the Japan ceramics society award in 1976.
With the death of father, the National designation of important intangible cultural property for the Color nabeshima technology preservation association was canceled,
Became the chairman of “Color nabeshima imaemon technology preservation association ” and received certification.
Recommended to the director of the Japan crafts association.
The work exhibited at the Japanese traditional crafts exhibition was purchased by the agency for cultural affairs.
Received the Japan traditional craft exhibition excellence award and Saga art culture award in 1979.
Inaugurated as the audit committee of the Traditional japanese crafts exhibition in 1980.
Received the Japanese ceramic art exhibition best work award in 1981.
Inaugurated the chairman with the establishment of the Arita Ceramics Association.
Inaugurated as the secretary general of the Japan craft association western branch.
Inaugurated as the chairman of the Saga ceramic association in 1982.
The work exhibited at the Japanese traditional crafts exhibition was purchased by the National museum of modern art, tokyo.
Inaugurated as the audit committee of the Traditional japanese crafts exhibition.
Inaugurated as the audit committee of the Traditional japanese crafts exhibition in 1983.
Received the West japan culture award in 1984.
Inaugurated as the audit committee of the Traditional japanese crafts exhibition in 1985.
Received the Purple ribbon medal and Saga prefectural government’s achievement award and Saga newspaper culture award in 1986.
Recommended to the executive director of the Japan craft association in 1987.
Inaugurated as the audit committee of the Traditional japanese crafts exhibition.
Received the Mainichi art award and MOA Mokichi Okada award in 1988.
Certified as the Human national treasure in Overglaze polychrome enamel porcelain in 1989.
Received the Japan ceramics association gold award.
Produced the ceramic wall of Saga prefectural office prefectural inhabitant hall in 1991.
Recommended to the honorary member of the International ceramics academy in 1992.
Inaugurated as the principal of the Arita college of ceramics in 1993.
Received the award from the foreign minister for international cultural exchange in 1995.
Inaugurated as the good design award deliberation committee in 1998.
Received the order of the rising sun, gold rays with rosette in 1999.
Inaugurated as the vice chairman of Japanese crafts association in 2000.
In addition to the traditional Color nabeshima decoration techniques,
Created styles such as “Fukizumi”, “Usuzumi”, “Fukigasane”.
The technical achievements of the 13th Imaemon Imaizumi gave the Japanese ceramic art world a great deal,
Amazed by the flow of shapes, stable colors, and the novelty of the fine patterns.

14th Imaemon Imaizumi 1962~

 14th Imaemon Imaizumi was born in Saga prefecture as the second son of 13th Imaemon Imaizumi.
Real name is Masato.
Graduated from Musashino art university in 1985.
Studied in Osamu Suzuki in 1988.
Studied Color nabeshima under father in 1990.
Received the Governor award at the Saga art exhibition in 1996.
Received the Issuikai chairman award at the Issuikai ceramic art exhibition.
Inaugurated as the curator of the Imaemon ancient ceramic museum.
Received at the Izushi porcelain triennale in 1997.
Received the Kagoshima broadcasting station award at the Western craft exhibition.
Received the Issuikai chairman award at the Issuikai ceramic art exhibition in 1998.
Received the Saga bank cultural foundation new face award.
Received the Japan craft association president award at the Japan traditional craft exhibition.
Inaugurated as the regular members of the Japan craft association.
Received the Saga newspaper culture encouragement prize.
Named 14th Imaemon Imaizumi in 2002.
Inaugurated as the chairman of the Color nabeshima imaemon technology preservation society.
Received the Member excellence award at the Issuikai ceramic art exhibition.
Received the Tokyo governor award at the Japan traditional craft exhibition in 2004.
Received the MOA Mokichi Okada excellence award in 2008.
Received the Purple ribbon medal in 2009.
Inaugurated as the director of the Japan art association in 2010.
Recommended to the secretary general of the Japan craft association western branch in 2012.
Received the Japan ceramics society award and the Saga newspaper award.
Inaugurated as the chairman of the Arita ceramic art association in 2014.
Certified as the Human national treasure in Overglaze polychrome enamel.
Bring the new breeze to the “Sumihazhiki” that has been passed down since the Edo period,
By adding platinum, Actively engaged in the pursuit of modern Color nabeshima.