Tsukuyomi

Tsukuyomi

Harumi Noguchi
Ceramic + Porcelain
Sculpture

H11 1/4 W5 2/4 D4 3/4 in
H28 W13.5 D12 cm
Item Number:B6648
W5 1/2 x D4 3/4 x H11 in
W13.5 x D12 x H28 cm

Tsukuyomi is the younger brother of the Sun Goddess. He angered his sister who vowed never to see him again and that is why night and day became separate. His name means ‘to read the moon’, in other words, he is the god of calendars.
ARTIST BIOGRAHY
Harumi Noguchi
She breathes new life into clay to create her own interpretations of the gods that appear in old Japanese tales and legends. These ancient gods lead us back to ancient times when nature and humankind lived together in harmony.

1948 Born in Tokyo
1973 Worked as an illustrator
1994 Established own kiln in Higashi-matsuyama, Saitama Prefecture
Present: lives in Yoshimi Town, Saitama

Major exhibitions:

1999 “Season of Ogre” at Tokyo Ippodo Gallery, Tokyo
2003/2005 “Ogre of Ceramics” at Tokyo Ippodo Gallery, Tokyo
2006 “MONOGATARI” at Takashimaya Department Store in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
2010 “Exhibition of HARUMI NOGUCHI” at Takashimaya Department Store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo
2011 “Beauty in All Things: Japanese Art and Design” at Museum of Arts and Design, New York
“An Exhibition of Sculpture by Harumi NOGUCHI, KAMI – The Elemental Spirits of Nature”
at Ippodo Gallery New York, New York
2012 “Art Crafting Towards the Future” at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art,
Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
2014 “An Exhibition of Sculpture by HARUMI Noguchi OKAMI – Wolf & The Elemental Spirits of
Nature” at Ippodo Gallery New York, New York
2015 "Japanese Kōgei | Future Forward" at Museum of Arts and Design, New York
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