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Archives: News in 2018



Present Forms of Ceramics and Glass






Geidai Art Plaza reopened after renovation on 2 October 2018.

This special exhibition features works by present and previous teaching staff at the new Ceramics & Glass course in Department of Crafts at Tokyo University of the Arts.



Exhibition Dates: 30 October 2018 (Tue.) - 18 November 2018 (Sun.)

Opening Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (Closed Mondays)


Venue: Geidai Art Plaza

12-8 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8714  JAPAN






Makoto Toyofuku     Ryo Mikami     Nobuyuki Fujiwara


Takashi Tanaka     Yasuo Okuda     Erika Tada     Taro Takaoka


Masafumi Shigeta     Kou Kitago     Taku Higuchi     Natsuho Enomoto


Yohei Chimura     Takato Sasaki     Yukie Maezawa







Tokyo University of the Arts in Ginchakai 2018



Hatsuarashi  (The First Storm of Autumn)

Takato Sasaki

Hand built stoneware, Decorated in overglaze enamels and platinum. H 8.8 X W 12.5 X D 12.7 cm




Exhibition Dates: 27 October 2018 (Sat.) - 3 November 2018 (Sat.)

Venue: Ginza Itoya 10F HandShake Lounge


Opening Hours: 12:00 - 19:00


Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 - 19:00  /  Closed at 17:00 on the last day of the exhibition



Ginchakai Tea Ceremony: 28 October 2018 (Sun.)






New Expression in Craft - from Tokyo University of the Arts -




Exhibition Dates: 13 October 2018 (Sat.) - 28 October 2018 (Sun.)

Closed Mondays


Venue: Umeno Memorial Picture Gallery

Tomi City, Nagano, JAPAN


Opening Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 (Last admission 16:30)


Organised by: Life is Art Exhibition Steering Committee

Co-organised by: Tomi City, Tokyo University of the Arts, Mimaki Fureai no Satozukuri Kyogikai Council









Underground Passage Showcase Preview featuring The 55th Toyoukai Ceramics Exhibition


Mitsukoshimae Station, Tokyo JAPAN





Underground Passage Showcase Preview - Mitsukoshimae Station (2018)

Photographer: Takato Sasaki



Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store presents the showcase preview at an underground passage which connect to the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Hanzomon Line at Mitsukoshimae Station in Tokyo, Japan.

Takato Sasaki has put his latest work on display in the showcase featuring the upcoming exhibition: the 55th Toyoukai Ceramics Exhibition.










The 55th Toyoukai Ceramics Exhibition






6th Floor, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store


Art Square / Craft Salon

1-4-1 Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo  103-8001  JAPAN











The 6th International Tea Culture Exchange Exhibition



Zuiun (Auspicious Clouds)    [2018]

Hand built stoneware, Decorated in overglaze enamels and gold.H 7.7 X W 12.0 X D 11.0 cm

Photographer: Takato Sasaki





Natsu no Ame (Rain in Summer)    [2018]

Hand built stoneware, Decorated in sgraffito.H 8.3 X W 12.0 X D 12.0 cm

Photographer: Takato Sasaki




Dates: 18 August 2018 (Sat.) -23 August 2018 (Thu.)

Closed: Mondays


Hours: 10:00 - 17:00 (Last admission 30 minutes before closing)

23 August until 13:00 (Entry by 12:30)


Place: The Chinretsukan Gallery 1F, 2F (The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts)


Admission: Free





Organised by: Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts (JAPAN)

Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University (CHINA)


Sponsored by: TAETEA GROUP, GEISHO Co.,Ltd., The International Culture Academy










MITSUKOSHIߡTokyo University of the Arts  Summer Arts Festival 2018



Hanabi (Firework)

Takato Sasaki

Porcelain.  H 1.7 X W 8.3 X D 8.3 cm




6th Floor, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store


1-4-1 Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo  103-8001  JAPAN













Expert Tutelage at Art Schools


Takato Sasaki contributed his short piece of writing to a Japanese paperback book





I am pleased to inform you that I had written and contributed a short piece of writing titled Expert Tutelage at Art Schools to a Japanese paperback book called Ceramics: make - move - use (Edited by Mikio Sasaki & Masanori Saito, 2018).


Basically, this paperback is a collection of selected short essays written by educators, researchers and specialists on ceramics. Every essay introduces world ceramics and system of production, distribution and consumption of ceramic works. My writing is a kind of autobiographical narrative analysis based on my own study abroad experience at the world-leading art schools in London: Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London and Royal College of Art.




Sasaki, Takato, Expert Tutelage at Art Schools in Ceramics: make - move - use

Edited by: Mikio Sasaki and Masanori Saito

Language: Japanese

Publisher: Kindai Bungei-sha

Date of Publication: 20 May 2018








New Ceramics & Glass course at Tokyo University of the Arts





The Ceramics & Glass course in Department of Crafts at Tokyo University of the Arts has just been officially established in April 2018 as a merger of two programmes: Ceramics and Glass. I work as an Adjunct Education and Research Assistant in the new Ceramics & Glass course for a year.








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