Arakawa Toyozo (1894-1985)

Arakawa was born in Tajimi. He had a prolific career working at the kiln of Miyanaga Tozan in Kyoto and then for Rosanjin in Kamakura. He established his own kiln in 1933. in 1955 he was named a Living National Treasure for Shino and Black Seto ware.

"Arakawa Toyozo was one of the most gifted potters and scholars Japan has ever known." (Robert Yellin)

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Arakawa Toyozo (1894-1985) 荒川豊蔵