Ceramicist
Takashi Tanimoto
Takashi Tanimoto
His grandfather, the late Mitsuo Tanimoto, aimed to revive the ancient Iga style, and his father, Kei Tanimoto, paved the way for modern Iga by incorporating pictorial elements. As the third generation, he inherited their blood and has mastered traditional Iga ware, but is also one of the leaders of the next generation of Iga, boldly adding his own unique touches to it.
Base of operations
Iga City, Mie Prefecture
Awards
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Base of operations
Iga City, Mie Prefecture
Awards
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Background/Profile

Born in Iga City, Mie Prefecture in 1978 (eldest son of Kei Tanimoto)
1997: Enrolled in the Faculty of Letters at Doshisha University, majoring in Aesthetics and Art Studies
2002: Enrolled in Kyoto Prefectural Pottery Technical College
2003: Studied under Masashi Mori
2004: Received a scholarship from the Okada Foundation and studied abroad in Italy
2005: After returning to Japan, started making pottery in Iga City
Held his first solo exhibition in 2006, and has since held solo exhibitions in various locations.
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