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Mizuho guinomi by 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
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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