I have been to the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo the Crafts Gallery. Mutsuo Yanagihara 's work was very original.
Mutsuo Yanagihara is famous potter in modern japan. He is Professor Emeritus Osaka University of Art.
He uses silver or gold for his pottery. It is influenced by traditional japanese painting¬ that use silver or gold -rinpa. Also he love oribe pottery.
He father is doctor. So he can make pottery freely than the man who is his father is potter.
He learn potter at art university in kyoto. He was taught by Kenkichi Toyomoto-famous
potter in modern japan at that university.
He has been to America several times. He has worked at University in America. So he had influenced by American modern art-vivid color and form.
1934 Born in Kochi Prefecture
1960 Graduated from Kyoto Municipal University of Art
1966 Invited to be a guest lecturer at Washington State University Ceramics Department
1967 Solo exhibition, Washington State University Art Gallery
Returned to Japan and became Assistant Professor at Osaka University of Art
1971 Accepted to Firenze International Ceramic Art Exhibition, First Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition
1972 Invited to be Assistant Professor at Alfred State College, New York
Assistant Professor at Scripps College
1974 Returned to Japan, holding many solo exhibitions around the country
2002 Awarded Gold Prize, Japan Ceramics Association Prize
At the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo the Crafts Gallery we can see several pieces produced by modern artists including bearers of important intangible cultural property.