TCCE Attends Private Reception in Honor of Famous Japanese Potter Takashi Nakazato
TCCE had the privilege of attending the Private reception held in honor of the Famous Japanese Potter Takashi Nakazato at the Mesa Arts Center on February 12, 2011.
The reception included the Japanese Tea Ceremony, and prominent figures of the local Japanese American Community attended, including Ms. Eriko Saxon from Encolor designs, Mr. Ken Koshio from Fushicho Daiko, and Ms. Tomomi Ishiko, among many other VIPs from all over the valley. Executive Director Cindy Ornstein for the Mesa Arts Center and Executive Director Ms. Sunnee O’Rork for the Arizona Museum for Youth were also present.
Mr. Takashi Nakazato is a famous Japanese Potter. He comes from Karatsu, Saga Prefecture, Japan. He is the descendant of a long line of master potters that extends as far back as the seventeenth century. His art, passed father to son for generations, is revered and admired throughout Japan and the entire world. Master Takashi Nakazato incorporates this vast knowledge into his art and transcends it into a form that balances the traditional techniques accumulated through the centuries with his own unique style. The results are most impressive. Nowadays, Mr. Takashi Nakazato’s pottery can be found all over the world.