[Introduction from gallery]
On the recommendation of the ceramics researcher Fujio Koyama, he went to Tanegashima and started Yakijime and Tanegashima ware. Even after returning to his hometown, the artist continues to bake his own yakijime ``Karatsu Nanban'' using clay rich in iron. ing. Takashi was born as the fifth son of Living National Treasure Muan Nakazato. Along with Iori and Shigetoshi, he contributed to the golden age of Nakazato Tarouemon Kiln.
When Fujio Koyama, a ceramics researcher, was looking for a revivalist of Nono ware in Tanegashima, Muan's son Takashi was singled out. Nono ware used to be a primitive type of pottery that was made by mixing co-soil and ash glaze, but it came to be called 'Tanegashima ware' because of the iron-rich soil of Tanegashima. After returning to Karatsu after three years of making pottery in Tanegashima, he created a new kind of Karatsu ware called 'Karatsu Nanban', sticking to simple yakijime pottery.
As a representative work, he creates traditional painting Karatsu works, Kobiki, Mishima, and Hakeme. In recent years, the firing method called cooling reduction has made it possible to create a unique luster that makes the surface more silvery than conventional Karatsu ware. Finished to
Takashi Nakazato is a writer who is very particular about food. There are quite a few sushi restaurants that he has produced, and many of the restaurants have tableware engraved with his signature on the side of the platform, with the words "main" and "u". In particular, tokkuri and katakuchi are tools for pouring sake, but these do not drip from the mouth when sake is poured. Ryusaku's tokkuri, which is famous for its sharpness, tests the sharpness with water after firing, and sells a very small amount that does not drip. As for the mouth of the vessel, he himself shows his commitment to all his works. It is said that it is the mouth making that determines the expression of the whole vessel, and attention is paid to the mouth making in the final stage of molding. There are many works of the same type with different diameters and heights, and at first glance it seems that they are carefully made, but the sense of balance in such fine details is exquisite, and each vessel is one by one, creating an overwhelming atmosphere. is showing
He spends half of the year abroad and continues to make pottery in many countries in the United States and Europe. For example, the jagged pattern engraved on the plate was made using a pizza cutter that I happened to find in a town when I went to Germany. Takashi Nakazato's innovative use of tools, clay, and glaze combined with Takashi Nakazato's modeling sense creates new pottery. It always has a new sense and it continues to evolve even now.
It may be natural for us to seek Takashi Nakazato's wares that are made to blend in with the space by trimming down waste because we live in a space full of gorgeous and luxurious things. His pottery will continue to shine with continued use, and will continue to fascinate people with a high sense of beauty without getting bored.
- 1937 Born in Karatsu as the fifth son of Living National Treasure Muan Nakazato
- 1961 Received the first prize for the pottery sculpture "Touyo" at the 10th Contemporary Japanese Ceramic Art Exhibition.
- 1967 Traveled around the world for a year
- 1971 Built a kiln at Tanegashima on the recommendation of Mr. Fujio Koyama. First solo exhibition of Tanegashima ware at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi and Osaka Takashimaya in September.
- 1974 Returned to Karatsu and built a kiln in Karatsu City, named Ryuta Kiln by Mr. Fujio Koyama.
- Ateliers in Karatsu and Colorado (U.S.A.) currently working in various parts of the world, including Denmark.