Kaneshige Toyo

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Kaneshige Toyo (金重 陶陽) (from Okayama, Japan 1896–1967) was a potter in Imbe, Japan.[1] He helped to establish the Japan Kōgei Association in 1955,[2][3][4] and was deemed a living national treasure in 1956 for his work in the Bizen style ceramics.[1] He was a member of what is known as the "Momoyama revival movement" of the 1930s and is credited with having rediscovered the techniques used to produce the wabi teawares of the Azuchi-Momoyama period.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Frédéric, Louis (2002). "Kaneshige Tōyō". Japan Encyclopedia. Translated by Käthe Roth. Harvard University Press. p. 469. ISBN 9780674017535. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Kaneshige Tōyō—Tōbunken Ākaibu Dētabēsu" [Toyo Kaneshige—Archive Database, Tokyo National Institute for Cultural Properties] (in Japanese). National Institute for Cultural Heritage. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  3. ^ Bijutsu Kenkyūjo (Japan); Bijutsubu, Tōkyō Kokuritsu Bunkazai Kenkyūjo (1968). Nihon Bijutsu Nenkan Shōwa 43-nenban [Year Book of Japanese Art]. Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties. p. 151. OCLC 265425988.
  4. ^ A prize honoring Kaneshige’s contribution has been offered annually by the Chugoku branch, then East Chugoku branch, of the Japan Kōgei Association since 1968. It awards craftspeople of lacquarware, wood craft, weaving and dyeing, and pottery other than Bizen-yaki. Cited from “Yakimono Bizen” (1990-05) Yagyu, Takashi, Sanyo Shimbunsha, Nakamura, Akio (photographs). ISBN 4-88197-315-0. "Kaneshige Toyo-sho (Okayama dejitaru hyakka)" [Kaneshige Toyo Prize (Okayama Digital Encyclopedia)] (in Japanese). Okayama Prefecture Library. Retrieved 2017-10-10.

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