|Company Name||Nagasawa Brothers Pottery Co. Ltd.|
Gallery – Shop – Atelier
10:00-16:00, Monday to Sunday
(Closed on the week of the new year’s eve)
|Parking Space||Two spaces reserved: located after the bridge at the northern side of the Gallery|
(Closed irregularly. Please call in advance )
History of successive family heads – using the common name “Eishin”
First Head, Nobukichi (1861-1919)
Opened his own atelier in 1907 after working at Eishinsha Co., Ltd. and Prefectural Pottery Laboratory. His work was introduced at the World Expo in St. Louis, and won the Gold Medal.
Second Head, Tomi (1885-1962)
The oldest son of Nobukichi, the First Head. Skilled at elaborating details. Expanded sales channels.
Third Head, Minoru (1910-1977)
The oldest son of Tomi, the Second Head. Initially intended to be a painter, but became a potter eventually. Received national awards, including Yellow Ribbon Medal and Governor’s Award.
Forth Head, Noboru (1938-)
The oldest son of Minoru, the Third Head. Received national awards, including Nitten or Japan Great Art Organization and Governor’s Award.
Fifth Head, Hitoshi (1971-)
Son of Noboru, the Fourth Head. Learnt pottery in Spain after studying at Aichi University of Arts. Has been running a number of exhibitions nationwide after coming back to Japan. Advocates innovation in Izushi-yaki, embracing both the tradition and new concepts. Received Tajima Art Award.