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Mizuho guinomi by Yasokichi IV

Handcrafted in Ishikawa prefecture by Yasokichi IV (Tokuda Yasokichi).

Approx.size: Width 6.1cm / 2.4", height 5.5cm/2.2"

US$320.00 (shipping charges not included) SOLD

Profile of Yasokichi IV


Born in Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture. Eldest daughter of living National Treasure Tokuda Yasokichi III


1980- Graduated from Komatsu Prefectural High School and started a study abroad program at Jamestown High school, U.S.A.

1983- Graduated from Aoyama Gakuin Ladies Junior College

1990- Graduated from the Ishikawa Prefectural Kutaniyaki Institute of Technology

1991- Commissioned to create a ceramic wall mural at Kanazawa Station and at Komatsu Sukoyaka Center

1997- Awarded the Japan Festival Grand Prize for her collaboration on a ceramic wall mural in Gateshead, UK

2010- Succeeded to the name Yasokichi, becoming Tokuda Yasokichi IV (previously Junko)

2012 - Made a full member of the Japan Crafts Association

2015 – Commissioned to create a ceramic plaque on the concourse at Kanazawa Station

Principal Awards

Kinoshita Kinnen Prize at the 71st Issuikai Pottery Exhibition

Grand Prize at the 33rd Traditional Kutaniyaki Crafts Exhibition

Issuikai Prize at the 72nd Issuikai Pottery Exhibition

Excellence Prize at the 35th Traditional Kutaniyaki Crafts Exhibition

FM Ishikawa CEO Prize at the 68th Contemporary Arts Exhibition

Incentive Prize at the 53rd Ishikawa Traditional Crafts Exhibition

Japan Crafts Association Prize at the 55th Ishikawa Traditional Crafts Exhibition

Kitaguni Prize at the 71st Contemporary Arts Exhibition

Also awarded prizes at the Japan traditional Crafts Exhibition in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015


Her work can be found at the Ishikawa Prefectural Art Museum, the British Museum in London, U.K. and the Indianapolis Museum of Art amongst others


She has held various private and group exhibitions in department stores and galleries throughout Japan.



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