Mr. Takeshi Shimizu was born in Tanba Tachikui, Hyogo Prefecture, the home of Tanbayaki. He has a passion for creating a new style of Tanba Pottery, based on tradition. His work has received several awards and appeared in may exhibitions, including, most recently, the Gwangju Biennale and the Kobe Biennale Competition of Modern Ceramic Art.
Japanese Ceramics: The World of Tanba Pottery
Presentation by Artist Takeshi Shimizu
Tanba 丹波国 An old province of Japan encompassing a mountainous region in both the central part of modern Kyoto Prefecture and the east-central part of Hyōgo Prefecture.
Tanbayaki 丹波焼 One of six ancient potteries of Japan, dating back over 800 years. Well-known for its simplicity and the beauty of its natural glaze.
Learn about Japanese culture through Tanba Pottery (Tanbayaki). Mr. Takeshi Shimizu explains the history of Tanbayaki, its relationship to the Japanese way of thinking and its influence on pottery around the world.