SOSHINTOUGI
          I would like you to find much difference between clay and other
          materials such as glass, metal, stone, and wood and how I bring out
          and express the distinctive feature of clay.
          I always try to make my works released from preconceived concept.
          Size, weight, and other functions that my work has are created
          by such open-mided imagination. However, I also know it is important
          that I learn from our predecessor's works to elaborate my sensibility.
          Only if I acquire these elements can good works be made. As a potter.
          I hope you can find your original way to use my pottery. After all, my
          works become the ultimate works as they are used.
          I sincerely wish you would enjoy my works and hopefully sympathize with
          the sensibility that I express.
Shigemasa Higashida Shigemasa Higashida Personal History
1955 - Born in Kurahashichou, Akigun, Hiroshima, Japan.
1978 - BA, Shimonoseki Municipal University.
1984 - Aiming to be a potter.
Admission to Gifu Prefectural Tajimi Technical High School,
special postgraduate course of ceramic.
1986 - Completed the special postgraduate course of ceramic.
Construction of a studio in Koganei-shi, Tokyo.
Working predominantly in Shino and Oribe styles.
1991 - Selected international round exhibition of
Asahi ceramic arts exhibition.
1996 - Publish work book, "SOSHINTOUGI."
(Selected by Shigemasa Higashida)
1999 - Jeff Shapiro & Shigemasa Higashida Exhibition.
(Dai Ichi Arts, New York, NY) 
2000 - Lecture, "Challenge the Oribe and Shino Tradition." 
(National Design Academy, US)
2003 -  Malcolm Wright & Shigemasa Higashida Exhibition.
(Dai Ichi Arts, New York, NY)
2004 -  THE ART COMPLEX MUSEUM (MA, US)
Oribe work public collection.
2005 - THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO (US)
"Oribe Box" public collection.
2006 - Shigemasa Higashida Solo Exhibition.
(Galleria Faleria, Roma, Italy)
  INTERNATIONAL CHAWAN EXHIBITION.
(Antwerpen, Belgium)
2007 - Palazzo Bricherasio, Jeff Shapiro & Shigemasa Higashida
Exhibition. (Torino, Italy)
Ball State University Museum of Art (US)
"Oribe Plate " public collection.
2008 - Hamilton Art Gallery (Australia)
"Oribe Plate " public collection.
2009 - Dennos Museum (MI, US)
"Oribe Plate " public collection.
  Arkansas Arts Center (AR, US)
"Oribe Plate " public collection.
The Rubin-Ladd Foundation (CT, US)
public collection.
  Ceramic Platters and Ancient Vessels Exhibition.
(NY, US)
2011 - International Ceramic Festival (Wales, UK)
  Aberystwyth University (Wales, UK)
"Oribe Vase " public collection.
2012 - Jeff Shapiro & Shigemasa Higashida Exhibition.
(Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA)
Lowe Art Museum (FL, US)
"Oribe Box " collection.
2014 - teabowls : From. Function. Expression. Exhibition
(Oxford Ceramics Gallery, UK)
2015 - The GRANEUR of Japanese Ceramics: From Tea Ware to Sculpture. Exhibition
(Hollis Taggart Gallery, NY, US)
※The followings are list of solo and group exhibitions which is
  mainly active, and opening several times in a year.
GINZA WAKO, Kougei Salon KOKOU, TAKASHIMAYA,
MITSUKOSHI, SOGO, Dai Ichi Gallery, and etc.
New York, Chicago, Roma, Torino, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Okayama,
Kyoto, Yamagata, Iwate, Nagano, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Niigata, Fukushima, and etc.
Opening many exhibitions at various districts.
Shino Oribe Studio



Shino Oribe Studio
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GINZA WAKO
4-5-11, Ginza, Chuuou-ku
Tokyo, JAPAN
+81-3-3562-2111
KIZAN 
2-44-8, Denenchoufu, Outa-ku
Tokyo, JAPAN
+81-3-3722-3510
Dai Ichi Gallery
100 Central Park South 11/12C,
Attn. Dai Ichi Arts New York NY 10019 U.S.A.
+1-212-230-1680
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1-7-31, Kitamachi, Nukui, Koganei-shi
Tokyo, 184-0015 JAPAN
TEL: +81-42-386-1061
FAX: +81-42-304-2216
E-mail: higashida@soshintougi.com
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