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Japanese Pottery Marks

Each Japanese ceramic style may be traced to a particular geographical location. Here, we've compiled images of Japanese pottery marks, categorizing them by location and style. We've also listed Japan's National Living Treasures For Pottery (a very high honor) and provided images of their work. Click on the links below to view those images.


Pottery Marks Associated to a Particular Styles (yaki 焼)

Honshu 本州

Kyushu 九州

Okinawa 沖縄

Shikoku 四国


Living National Treasures Of Japan (人間国宝)
For Pottery
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NameBornReason For DesignationYear Designated
Akihiro Maeta
前田昭博
1954-Hakuji2013
Kozo Kato
加藤幸造
1935-Setoguro2010
Hiroshi Nakashima
中島宏
1941-Seiji2007
Kiyoshi Hara
原清
1936-Tetsugusuri2005
Jun Isezaki
伊勢崎淳
1936-Bizen-yaki2004
Sekisui Ito V
五代伊藤赤水
1941-Mumyoi-yaki2003
Kakiemon Sakaida XIV
酒井田柿右衛門(14代)
1934-2013Iroe2001
Minori Yoshita
吉田美統
1932-Yurikinsai2001
Jozan Yamada III
山田常山 (3代)
1924-2005Tokoname-yaki1998
Koheiji Miura
三浦小平二
1933-2006Seiji1997
Yasokichi Tokuda III
三代徳田八十
1933-Saiyu1997
Tatsuzo Shimaoka
島岡達三
1919-2007Folk Pottery (Jomon)1996
Yu Fujiwara
藤原雄
1932-2001Bizen-yaki1996
Manji Inoue
井上万二
1929-Hakuji1995
Takuo Kato
加藤卓男
1917-2005Sansai1995
Osamu Suzuki
鈴木藏
1934-Shino-yaki1994
Sosei Matsui
松井康成
1927-2003Neriage1993
Imaemon Imaizumi XIII
今泉今右衛門(13代)
1926-2001Iroe1989
Toshu Yamamoto
山本陶秀
1906-1994Bizen-yaki1987
Koichi Tamura
田村耕一
1918-1987Tetsue1986
Yoshimichi Fujimoto
藤本能道
1919-1992Iroe1986
Jiro Kinjo
金城次郎
1912-2004Ryukyuan Pottery1985
Uichi Shimizu
清水卯一
1926-2004Tetsugusuri1985
Yuzo Kondo
近藤悠三
1902-1985Sometsuke1985
Jusetsu Miwa
三輪壽雪
1910-2012Hagi-yaki1983
Kaiji Tsukamoto
塚本快示
1912-1990Seihakuji1983
Muan Nakazato
中里無庵
1895-1985Karatsu-yaki1976
Kei Fujiwara
藤原啓
1899-1983Bizen-yaki1970
Kyuwa Miwa
三輪休和
1896-1981Hagi-yaki1970
Hajime Kato
加藤土師萌
1900-1968Iroe1961
Toyo Kaneshige
金重陶陽
1896-1967Bizen-yaki1956
Kenkichi Tomimoto
富本憲吉
1886-1963Iroe1955
Munemaro Ishiguro
石黒宗麿
1893-1968Tetsugusuri1955
Shoji Hamada
浜田庄司
1894-1978Mashiko-yaki1955
Toyozo Arakawa
荒川豊蔵
1894-1985Setoguro1955



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