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Tea bowl
Mokichi Otsuka
[Ceramic + Porcelain ]
Item Number:C18014
2018 Retrospective Show


The colored leaves are falling, the air is getting colder and colder - winter is now approaching in New York.
Hope you are enjoying this transition into the holiday season, wherever you may be.


2018 has almost come to an end.
To honor the support we've received from everyone this past year, we would like to host a special 2018 retrospective show.
All the highlighted artists from our gallery will be reintroduced to you.

-Shiro Tsujimura
-Kai Tsujimura
-Yui Tsujimura
-Misaki Mitsukuni
-Yukiya Izumita
-Midori Tsukada
-Yasushi Fujihira
-Noriyuki Furutani
-Keiji Ito
-Kyotesu Miwa XⅢ
-Kohei Nakamura
-Akio Nisato
-Nobuo Nishida
-Chozaemon(Toshio) Ohi XI
-Tetsu Suzuki
-Ruri Takeuchi
-Sōyō and Shōdō Yamagishi

For all of you who were unable to make it to a past exhibition, or for those in search of something for yourself or a perfect gift for a loved one, please feel free to come and see us at the gallery.


We wish you all a wonderful holiday season.

We look forward to seeing you.
About the Artist
After studying terra-cotta ceramics in Italy, he has concentrated on creating sculptures combining elements of East and West. His tea bowl should take the shape of two hand held together in prayer.

1956 Born in Tokyo, Japan
1979 Graduated from the Department of Japanese Painting, Tokyo University of Art,
Japan
1981 Completed postgraduate studies of Japanese Painting, Tokyo University of Art,
Japan
1996 Graduated from National Institute of Art and Ceramics, G.Ballardini, Faenza
Italy
1994 Solo exhibition, Gallery Awaji-Cho (Tokyo)
1997 Solo exhibition, Loggetta del 39 (Faenza, Italy)
Exhibition, Ceramic Virtuality of Variable and Variant Pots, Palazzo Cisi
(Milano, Italy)
1998 50th Ceramics Biennale, International Museum of Ceramics (Faenza, Italy)
4th Ceramics Biennale (Cairo, Egypt)
38th Castellamonte Ceramics Art and Industry Exhibition, Palazzo Comunale
(Turin, Italy)
1999 Solo exhibition, Studio Cavalieri (Bologna, Italy)
Exhibition, Terracotta from Italy –Aldo Rontini and Otsuka Mokichi, Sogetsu Art
Museum (Tokyo)
2000 Solo exhibition, Tobi Art Fair, Tokyo Art Club (Tokyo)
2002 Solo exhibition, Terracotta of Otsuka Mokichi, Art Salon Mitsukoshi (Tokyo)
2003 Solo exhibition, Terracotta of Otsuka Mokichi, Art Gallery Onuma (Yamagata)
Solo exhibition, Tobi Art Fair, Tokyo Art Club (Tokyo)
2004 4th The 21st Century Exhibition of Japanese Art, Tokyo Art Club (Tokyo,
Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka and Kanazawa), annually exhibited to 2015
Exhibition, Creatures: Modern Crafts and Design from the Museum Collection,
The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo (Tokyo)
2005 Solo exhibition, Terracotta of Otsuka Mokichi, Signature Gallery Mitsukoshi
(Tokyo)
2006 Exhibition, inner smile, Loggetta del 39 (Faenza, Italy)
Exhibition, Human from in Clay –the Minds Eyes, The Museum of Contemporary
Art; The Shigaraki Ceramics Cultural Park (Shiga), The Museum of Ceramics
Art, Hyogo (Hyodo), Shizuoka Art Gallery (Shizuoka)
2007 Solo exhibition, Salon Fontanone (Faenza, Italy)
2008 Solo exhibition, inner smile, Foundation Tito Balestra Museum of modern-
contemporary Art (Longiano, Italy)
2009 Solo exhibition, inner smile, niArt GALLERY (Ravenna, Italy)
2010 Solo exhibition, inner smile, Signature Gallery Mitsukoshi (Tokyo)
2011 Solo exhibition, inner smile, The International Museum of Ceramics
(Faenza, Italy)
2012 Solo exhibition, Goddess and Cat, Gallery Burai (Yamanashi)
Solo exhibition, inner smile, Palazzo Esposizioni (Faenza, Italy)
2013 Solo exhibition, Gallery Yoshii (Paris, France)
Exhibition, The form of clay, Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art (Tochigi)
2014 Solo exhibition, inner smile, Signature Gallery Mitsukoshi (Tokyo)
2015 Solo exhibition, Otsuka Mokichi ‘Encounter’ 2015, Manyoudou (Tokyo)
2016 Solo exhibition, Vibration of Silence, niArt GALLERY (Ravenna, Italy)
Exhibition, Find novel dreams, and raise those to be real, Tokyo Art Club
(Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka and Kanazawa)
Solo exhibition, Vibration of Silence, LIXIL Gallery (Tokyo)
2017 Art fair, Collective Design 2017 in New York (Ippodo Gallery)

Public Collections:
Victoria and Albert Museum (U.K.),The International Museum of Ceramic in Faenza (Italy) , Foundation Tito Balestra Museum of modern-contemporary Art (Italy), The National Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo), The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, Takasaki Art Center College, Takamatsu City Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art; The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park (Shiga) and Musée Tomo (Tokyo)