A chronological record of
Suketoshi Matsuyama's career

Translated by Chiaki Matsukawa

1916
Born in the city of Miyakonojo, Miyazaki Prefecture, on 4th of July

1936
Entered Teikoku Art School (the predecessor of the present Musashino Art University), the department of industrial design

1940
Called up to the 17th corps, west Miyakonojo

1942
Released

1944
Graduated from Teikoku Art School, the department of indsutrial design
While in school studied under Kenkichi Tomimoto, the recipient of the Order of Cultural Merit, as an apprentice Instructed at Daitoa technical school

1946
Instructed at an ceramic factory in the Isle of Uwajima, Ehime

1947
Studied under Kobei Kato in Tajimi

1949
Enter the National Ceramic Research Institute in Kyoto as a student

1950
Studied making ceramics at Tajimi Ceramic Research Institute of Gifu Prefecture

1951
Studied clay at Takada in Tajimi

1952
Built a kiln at Wakinoshima in Tajimi

1953
Lecturer, Department of teacher-training, Musashino Art University

1955
Build a kiln at Kaiyuzan in the city of Toki

1962
Introduced in the magazine Mainichi Graph, April 22nd issue and Mainichi Nikkatsu news film

1963 Introduced in the TV program "A Man in the Unexplored Land" on NHK
Built a studio, Nichirin-Do

1964
Married to Masako Fujimoto in November
First solo exhibition in the Kinokuniya bookstore gallery, Shinjuku

1967
Installed the president of the Artist's federation in Toki

1970
Lecturer, Gifu Shotoku Gakuen Women's Junior College
Daughter Yuko was born in April

1971
Participated in the basic plot of Mino ceramics village

1975
Lecturer, Gifu shotoku Gakuen Gihu Teacher's College

1976
Group exhibition in San Francisco
Also studied children and infant paintings there

1977
Professor, Gifu Shotoku Gakuen Women's Junior College
Yuko passed away in May

1979
published "The works of Suketoshi Matsuyama" (by Keiyusha)

1980
Received an official commendation of the city of Toki as a person who performed distinguished services in the field of culture or contribution to studies and development of Mino pottery. It was the 25th anniversary of recognizing Toki as a city

1981
"The Works of Suketoshi Matsuyama", "Tea bowl with natural-ash-deposit", "Vase with natural-ash-deposit" are presented to the Emperor Showa directly by Prof essor Shigeki Muramatsu, who had been a Professor of Gakushuin University and had taught the present Emperor of Japan during the National Athletic Meet at S higa.

1983
Retrospective exhibition at the Okaya City Museum in Nagano

1985
Exhibition at the Koshin gallery, sponsored by the Kochi and RKC
Exhibition at Nomura Art Museum in Kyoto

1987
Exhibition at the Koshin gallery, sponsored by the Kochi and RKC

1990
Exhibition at the Koshin gallery, sponsored by the Kochi and RKC
Received the Miyakonojo city culture award, artistic department

1991
Exhibition at Matsuya department store, Ginza, Tokyo

1991
Received the name of the tea-ceremony house "Gekko-an" by Sokan Horiuchi, Omotesenke school

1992
Directed making pots for the telefilm featuring Oribe Furuta titled "Basara-no -Utsuwa (Vessels of Basara)" by CBC and the scenes were shot on location in th e studio by request of the city of Toki

1996
"Vessels of Zen", the second pubulicaion, from Kyuryudo, Tokyo

1998
Received an official commendation, traditional craft department, for contribution to preserving and succeeding traditional cultre by the prefectural govern er of Gifu

1999
Received Ninomiya culture award for studies to develop ceramics, guiding young er people and contribution to promotion of culture and art by the board of edu cation, Toki, Gifu

Stayed in U.S. at the invitation of the University of Iowa School of Art and A rt History to participate in the International Woodfire Exhibition "Different Stokes" from 29th of September to 29th of October

Many other exhibitions at galleries in department stores

Kaiyuzan, Izumi-cho,
Toki, Gifu
Japan

Zen Kiln
Suketoshi Matsuyama
Nichigetu-Sanjin (psudonym)