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KOSEI TSUJI 
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 photo by KAZUMASA TAKAYANAGI


Tokyo Ceramic Artist  
KOSEI TSUJI
 
Born 1942.12.17 in Tokyo, Japan
1977 at age of 34, renamed to Kosei from Hironori/Koutoku
 
 

Father : Hirokichi Saito
              Leading expert in the field of Japanese Style Painting, 
              Japanese Architecture, Japanese Garden.  
              Japanese Dog Research & JapaneseWolf Research,
              Founder & First Chairman of Japan Animal Protection Association.
              He made Hachiko “the faithfull dog” widely known to the public.
 
Mother : Teruko Tsuji
               Ceramic Artist
               Pioneer of Female Ceramic Artist
               Taught ceramics to Her Imperial Highness Princess Michiko
 
Son : Koji Tsuji
         3rd Generation Ceramic Artist
         Modeling Ceramic Artist
 
Uncle : Seimei Tsuji
            Ceramic Artist

 
 
 
 
Biography





Educated through Wakogakuen, Tamagawagakuen, Mexico’s San Carlos Academy.
Started making ceramics from 5years old, special exihibition at Koufuukai in 9years old.
Obtained his own Kiln at 11years old and held his first solo exhibition at Chuoukouron Gallery.
Since then, authentically started producing ceramic art.
Not bound by tradition, building new world of ceramics by using his original glaze, 
Kosei Crimson”Red” as his core, he also used Kosei Haku”White”, Kosei Gyoku”Green”,
mixing different type of clays together, world first precious metal clay,
Beside holding lots of exhibitions, working as Commentator of Automobile, Fashion, 
Cuisine field and transmitting his original lifestyle.
 


▪︎ Japan Cigar Association's Representative Director
▪︎ Got titled La Confrerie du Sobre d’Or Chevalier Knightship honor from Champagne
▪︎ S.T. Dupont's Goodwill Ambassador
 



1942           ■ December 17th, Born in Tokyo, 
1952  (age 9) ■ Koufuukai/Special Exhibition 
                (9) ■ Drew a picture for NHK Television’s test broadcasting
                (9) ■ Made ceramic art piece for Movie”Kokoni Izumiari”
1954      (11) ■ Learned at Art Room inside of U.S. military officer club at Ernie Pyle Theater
              (11) ■ Owned first Kiln at Wakabayashi, Setagayaku, Tokyo < Bought Kiln from Ernie Pyle Theater>
            (11) ■ First solo Exhibition at Chuoukouron
              (11) ■ Drew oil painting for Yasudakasai’s president’s office
              (11) ■ Drew Natsuyo Fukamidori’s first recital’s program’s front cover
1956      (14) ■ Solo Exhibition at Nihonbashi Takashimaya’s Large Hall 
1957      (15) ■ Started to participate for Tsuji Touki, T.T’s <ceramics mass production series> operation.
1958      (16) ■ Solo Exhibition at Nihonbashi Takashimaya
1959      (17) ■ Special Exhibition at National Museum of Modern Art
1961      (18) ■ Dispatched to Mexico by JETRO, taught ceramics at various places in Mexico.
1962      (20) ■ Solo Exhibition at OkayamaKongou Gallery
1963      (21) ■ [ HanatoTsuchi ] Duo Exhibition at Shirokiya with Kasumi Teshigawara
1965      (23) ■ Solo Exhibition at Bellas Artes Mexico
1965      (23) ■ Taught ceramics at Academy of San Carlos Mexico and beside learned sculpture.
1965      (23) ■ Invited to Guatemala by Guatemala’s Government
1966      (24) ■ [ HanatoTsuchi ] Duo Exhibition at Nihonbashi MITSUKOSHI with Kasumi Teshigawara
1967~1974    ■ Concentrated on design and operation for Tsuji Touki, T.T    
1974      (31) ■ Married with Takako Hasegawa
1975      (32) ■ San Blas Islands of Panama, Caribbean Kosei Tsuji [Mola and Photo Exhibition] at Wako
1976      (33) ■ Solo Exhibition at Wako  
1976      (33) ■ Group Exhibition at Odakyu Department Store
1977      (34) ■ renamed to Kosei from Hironori/Koutoku
1977      (34) ■ Produced Clemenceau’s incense container collection homecoming exhibition
1978      (35) ■ Exhibition at the Prince Imperial’s Palace
1979      (36) ■ Group Exhibition at Odakyu Department Store
1981      (38) ■ Group Exhibition at Odakyu Department Store
1982      (39) ■ Taught ceramics to art teacher and students at St. Mary’s International School
1983      (40) ■ KOSEI KILN exhibition at Kosei Tsuji’s studio
1985      (42) ■ Solo Exhibition at Shibuya Seibu Department Store [ Japan Creative]
1986      (43) ■ Solo Exhibition at Wako
1987      (44) ■ KOSEI TSUJI [ Haruomatsuhi ] Solo Exhibition at Seibu PISA
1988      (45) ■ Solo Exhibition at Shibuya Seibu Department Store
1989      (46) ■ KOSEI TSUJI [ Taoyakanaharu] Solo Exhibition at Seibu PISA 
1990      (47) ■ KOSEI TSUJI [ Yume Nukumori ] Solo Exhibition at Yurakucho PISA
1991      (48) ■ became as Commentator for NHK TV show[ OtokonoShokusai ]
1992      (49) ■ serialization of KOSEI TSUJI’s [ Car Anthropology ] on Hachette Fujingaho Co.,Ltd.’s [ 25ans ]
1992      (49) ■ Engaged joint development with Mitsubishi Material for precious metal clay
1993      (50) ■ Exhibited for [ So ] International Chado Culture Foundation
1993      (50) ■ Ceramic Renaissance - World first precious metal clay - KOSEI TSUJI [ Encounter ] Exhibition at Mitsubishi Material
1994      (51) ■ KOSEI TSUJI [ Passion and Relaxation] Exhibition at Itoki Ginza New Office Gallery
1994      (51) ■ [ Asia’s Mind and Shape] Exhibition at Hiroshima Asia Competition Art Festival as representative of Japan
1994      (51) ■ KOSEI TSUJI [ Family of Clay ] Exhibition at Wako
1995      (52) ■ KOSEI TSUJI [ World of Clayl ] Exhibition at Institute Francis du Japon
1995      (52) ■ KOSEI TSUJI [ Drama of Clay ] Exhibition at Petit Musee
1996      (53) ■ KOSEI TSUJI Exhibition in Osaka International Orchid Festival 96 at  Intex Osaka
1996      (53) ■ KOSEI TSUJI’s Tuchinokai [ Bouchukan ] Exhibition at Asakura Forum
1996      (53) ■ KOSEI TSUJI [ many Flowers, many Crimson Red ] Exhibition at Goto Florist
1996      (53) ■ serialization [ KOSEI TSUJI’s studio talk ] for Mainichi Newspaper Company’s [ Amuse ]
1997      (54) ■ precious metal clay art piece Exhibition [ Amour of soil ] at Paris Miki KOBE and YOKOHAMA
1997      (54) ■ KOSEI TSUJI [ Flower, Gold, Silver ] Exhibition [ Voyage of Soil - Primitive to Future] at Goto Florist
1997      (54) ■ KOSEI TSUJI clay and furniture [ Warm Day ] Exhibition at Alflex Casamia Tokyo
1997      (54) ■ KOSEI TSUJI 「Encounter」serialized for Niles Communications [ Nile’s Nile ]
1998      (55) ■ KOSEI TSUJI 50years of Ceramics Exhibition [ Clay and Flame ] - tradition, present to the Future - atBMW square
1999      (56) ■ KOSEI TSUJI [ Family of Soil ] Exhibition at Wako
1999      (56) ■ Millennium  WORLD GOLD EXPOSITION at Hong Kong exhibited as representative of Japan
1999      (57) ■ Kosei & Koji Tsuji “FROM FLAME TO FLAME” at Davidoff boutique, Hotel New Otani
2001      (58) ■ Kosei & Koji Tsuji at Cassina Interdecor new building, Spazio 1
2001      (58) ■ Kosei & Koji Tsuji at Cassina Interdecor, Aoyama show room.
2001      (58) ■ published own book [ Heart is always Crimson ] from Chuoukouronshinshya publisher
2001      (58) ■ KOSEI TSUJI [ Time is Muse - Dea del Tempo - ] Exhibition at BVLGARI Tokyo for main shop 10th Anniversary
2003      (60) ■ KOSEI TSUJI ART&SCIENCE [ Crimson Spirits ] Exhibition by Cadillac General Motors Japan at SPIRAL
2003      (60) ■ “The 1st BOUCHUKAN” exhibition at Tokyo National Modern Museum, Aqua.
2003      (60) ■  “ACANTA Boutique” opening commemorating exhibition at Imperial Hotel
2004      (61) ■ KOSEI TSUJI [ 55years for touching Clay - LOVE - ] at SPIRAL
2004      (61) ■ “The 2nd BOUCHUKAN” exhibition at Tokyo National Modern Museum, Aqua.
2005      (62) ■ “The 3rd BOUCHUKAN” exhibition at Tokyo National Modern Museum, Aqua.
2006      (63) ■ [ TOKYO CERAMIC ARTIST KOSEI TSUJI - Room of Relaxation ] Exhibition at Tabacco and Salt Museum
2006      (63) ■ “The 4th BOUCHUKAN” exhibition at Tokyo National Modern Museum, Aqua.
2007      (64) ■ [ The 1st KOSEI TSUJI & SAMURAI DREAM - Dream ] exhibition at MARUZEN Marunouchi ( inside OAZO )
2007      (64) ■ “The 5th BOUCHUKAN” exhibition at Tokyo National Modern Museum, Aqua.
2008      (65) ■ “The 1st TSUCHINOKAI - Tsuchinokoibito” exhibition at Cafe Speira.
2008      (65) ■ “The 6th BOUCHUKAN” exhibition at Tokyo National Modern Museum, Aqua.
2009      (66) ■ “The 2nd TSUCHINOKAI - Tsuchinokoibito”  exhibition at Tokyo National Modern Museum, Aqua.
2009      (66) ■ “The 7th BOUCHUKAN” exhibition at Tokyo National Modern Museum, Aqua.
2010      (67) ■ KOSEI TSUJI & ROLLS ROYCE [ Art&Automobile ] Exhibition at ROLLS ROYCE MOTOR CARS YOKOHAMA
2010      (67) ■ “The 3rd TSUCHINOKAI - Tsuchinokoibito” exhibition at Tokyo National Modern Museum, Aqua.
2011      (68) ■ “The 4th TSUCHINOKAI - Haru” exhibition at Tokyo National Modern Museum, Aqua.
2011      (68) ■ KOSEI TSUJI [ FLAME & FLAME ] at S.T. DUPONT Ginza boutique
2012      (69) ■ “The 5th TSUCHINOKAI - Tsuchinokoibito” exhibition at DAIKANYAMA T-SITE
2013      (70) ■ “The 6th TSUCHINOKAI - Tsuchinikoishite” exhibition at DAIKANYAMA T-SITE
2014      (71) ■ “The 7th TSUCHINOKAI - Tanoshiitsuchi” exhibition at DAIKANYAMA T-SITE
2015      (72) ■ “The 8th TSUCHINOKAI – Tsuchino Uchiu” exhibition at DAIKANYAMA T-SITE
2016      (74) ■ Kosei & Koji Tsuji “BMW iART”- I meets sustainable art - exhibition  at BMW iMEGA Studio
2017      (74) ■ KOSEI TSUJI [ LOVE ] Exhibition / Kosei Tsuji, Miele & Leica collaboration at Miele Center Omotesando
2017      (74) ■ Teruko, Kosei, Koji + Rikita TSUJI’s 3 generations +1 exhibition at TOKYO ART MUSEUM
2018      (75) ■  KOSEI TSUJI [ Loving Clay for 70years - Rosso Amore ] Exhibition at Cassina IXC.
2019      (76) ■ Kosei & Koji Tsuji “Art & Architecture- now and future - ”-Tribute to Le Corbusier - exhibition  at ASJ TOKYO CELL
2020      (77) ■ Globe Trotter and Kosei / Koji Tsuji - exhibition  at Tokyu Plaza Ginza Globe Trotter



※ < Birthday is in Decemeber, some Exhibitions were held before birthdate, so age listed are at the time of exhibition held.