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西川 實

Nishikawa Minoru’s Personal Record1929—Born in Kyoto.1946—Graduated from Kyoto Municipal School of Arts and Crafts Study under a ceramist, Yaichi Kusube, who was decorated with Order of Cultural Merit Study under a ceramist, Kanou Mitsuo, professor of Kyoto Municipal School of Arts and Crafts1948—Selected for the forth “Japanese Fine Arts Exhibition” 1958—Awarded the first prize of Asahi Newspaper Company at the seventh ‘Asahi Ceramic Exhibition’1964—‘Fuuhaku’, selected for the highest honor and the prize of Hokuto at the seventh ‘New Japanese Fine Arts Exhibition’ (Collected by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) 1966—‘Cyoukou’, invited to exhibit at the Modern Ceramic Exhibition of The New Generation (Collected by the National Museum of Modern Art)1968—Invited to exhibit at the International Ceramic Exhibition1970—Built a new studio in Fukakusa, Fusimi, Kyoto. ‘Thousand Buddhist Images-Adashin’, selected for Chrysanthemun Prize at the second reorganized Japan National Fine Arts Exhibition1971—Invited to exhibit at the Japanese Ceramic Exhibition1972—Appointed as judge at the forth ‘Japan National Fine Arts Exhibition’ 1973—Appointed honorable member of the fifth ‘Japan National Fine Arts Exhibition’1976—Appointed judge at the eighth ‘Japan National Fine Arts Exhibition’1979—Appointed judge at the first ‘Japan New Industrial Arts Exhibition’1980—Exhibited at ‘the International Academy of Ceramic Exhibition’, supported by the Kyoto Conference.1981—Studied training in China1982—Selected for the prize of the Governor of Tokyo at the forth‘Japan New    Industrial Arts Exhibition1984—Selected for the Kusube Prize at the sixth ‘Japanese New Industrial Arts Exhibition1985—Appointed judge at the seventeenth ‘Japan National Fine Arts Exhibition1986—Became a councilor of ‘The Japanese Fine Arts Exhibition’ Held a solo exhibition, produced by Kyoto Prefecture, at Kyoto Prefectural Center for Arts and Culture1989—Selected for the Prize of Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology at the eleventh ‘Japan New Industrial Arts Exhibition’1993—Exhibited at the “‘93 Art Selective Exhibition” ‘Autumn Day秋陽’, selected for the prize of the Prime Minister at the twenty-fifth ‘Japan National Fine Arts Exhibition’1994—Exhibited at ‘the Passage of Kyoto Creative Ceramic-Earth, Fire, Art-Exhibition’ held to commemorate Heian Old Capital 1200year Anniversary1995—Selected and awarded for contribution to Kyoto Prefectural Culture1997—Produced the ceramic wall, ‘Yuyudodo’ for the new office building of    Kansai Television Company2000—‘Arc and Square Vessel with Silver’, invited to exhibit at the ‘WORLD CERAMIC EXPOSITION 2001 in KOREA2001—Selected for prize of the Prime Minister at the twenty-third ‘Japan New Industrial Arts Exhibition’ Exhibited at ‘The Industrial Arts of Kyoto’ in Edinburgh, UK Held a solo exhibition, ‘The Ceramic Art, Nishikawa Minoru’ at the Art Gallery of the Kyoto Takashimaya Department Store. Decorated for ‘Distinguished Service for Culture of Kyoto City’ Published a collection of his works of art, ‘Lyricism and Fire’, from the publishing company, Kyuryudo, in Kyoto, Japan2003—Appointed judge at the thirty-fifth ‘ Japan National Fine Arts Exhibition’2005—Exhibited ‘Barley Harvest麦秋’ at ‘Heian Shrine 1200 Year Festival Anniversary Exhibition’ and donated to Heian Shrine2006—Held a solo exhibition, ‘The Ceramic Art, Nishikawa Minoru’ at the Art Gallery of the Kyoto Takashimaya Department Store for his Seventy-seventh Anniversary2010—Appointed Counselor of ‘The Japan National Fine Arts Exhibition’Other Solo Exhibitions:Planned by Kyoto Prefecture, at Kyoto Prefectural center for Arts and CultureIn Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto and AustraliaJudge and Jury:He served the judges of ‘The Japan National Fine Arts Exhibition’, ‘The Japan New Industrial Arts Exhibition’, ‘The Industrial Arts Exhibition of Kyoto Prefecture’, ‘Kyoto City Exhibition’, and many more local exhibitions and so onCollection:His Kinyou pot and teacups collected by Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University.Some of his ceramic arts owned by the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives and The Shigaraki Ceramic Culture Park Museum.His ceramic walls owned by the broadcasting office building of Kansai Television Company and Okayama Medical Center.The Present: Counselor of the Japan National Fine Arts ExhibitionMember of Kyoto Arts and Crafts Association