Nihon Toji Kyokai Awards
As of November 10, 2004
The Japan Ceramic Society, or Nihon Toji Kyokai, was founded in 1945 and began awarding its prestigious prize in 1954, which also includes the ultra-prestigious "Gold Award" (given to only 20 potters to date). Among JCS award recipients, 20 are also Living National Treasures (LNTs). For the Japanese spellings of award-winner names, please click here.
In the below table, one "clickable" photo per winner is shown (in the same order as their name appears). When in doubt, hold your mouse briefly over the photo, and the name of the artist will appear. The JCS awards are not based upon any particular piece, but rather on the overall artistic contributions of the artist. Thus, the below photos are "not" the pieces for which the potters received the award.
* Click image to see larger photo.
* If artist name appears in red, click it to learn more about that artist.
* LNT = Living National Treasure
LEARN MORE ABOUT ABOVE ARTISTS
For details on many of the above artists, please visit our Who's Who Pages, or enter the artist's name in the Search Site box near top of page.
LEARN MORE ABOUT JAPAN'S AWARD SCENE
For much more, please visit the PHOTO TOURS page. It includes links to other wonderful photo tours, including prior Japan Ceramic Society events, Living National Treasures, Contemporary Artists, How the Japanese Rank Their Potters, plus other visual resources.
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