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YANAGIHARA Mutsuo 柳原睦夫

Selected Public Collections:

Wahington University Museum, WA

Alfred New York State University Museum, NY, 

Everson Museum, Johnsonwax Collection, 

Portland Museum of Art, OR

Faenza International Ceramic Museum, Italy, 

Victoria & Albert Museum, England

Aliana Museum, Switzerland,


1934 Born in Uwajima city

1937 Moved to Kochi

1958 B.F.A. at Kyoto University of Art

  studied under Kenkichi Tomimoto, 

        Yuzo Kondo and Nodo Fujimoto

1960 M.F.A. at Kyoto University of Art

         became an instructor

1962 Asahi Newspaper Award, Asahi 

        Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition

1966 Guest Lecturer, Washington University, WA

1968 Came back to Japan and became an 

        associate professor at Osaka Art University

1971 Award in Faenza International Ceramic 

         Exhibition, Italy

1972 Guest Associate Professor at

         Alfred New York State University 

1973 Associate Professor, Scrips University

1974 Lectures and Workshops at 

         many Universites in US

        Returned to Japan

1981 Lecture and Workshop at 

         Alaska Univ. and Hawaii University

1984 Professor at Osaka Art University

1986 Lecture and workshop, ESTIU JAPO ’86, 

         Spain

1990 “Top Runners of Contemporary Ceramics”, 

          China

1993   Japanese Studio Crafts Exhibition, 

           Victoria & Albert Museum

1994 “Modern Japanese”, Japan Society, NY

1998 Received the Kyoto City Artistic Merit Award

2000 Received the Kyoto Prefecture Culture Prize

2003 Received the Japan Ceramic Society Prize

2005 Received the Kyoto Art and Culture Prize

2011 Solo Exhibition at Uragami Museum