Welcome to Junichi Umeda Ceramic Works!
 
Portrait Hello, and welcome to Junichi Umeda's home on the web!
Here, you can find information about his work and upcoming events.
Please pull up a seat and stay a while.

2018 Exhibitions

Our 2017 exhibitions all finished successfully. Thank you for your support.

This year, I will be holding exhibitions at seven of my usual locations. I hope that you will come and see.

My first photobook Koboreume is now complete and on sale at exhibits. (¥2,625 incl. tax)
Book orders also accepted by fax with free shipping.


Koboreume ordering instructions

From a post office or Yuucho bank branch, complete a furikomi transmisison form (払込取扱票) with your postal address, name, and phone number to send ¥2,625 to Junichi Umeda, account 01090-6-20467.

In the event that the book does not arrive within 10 days from the date of payment, please contact me via this webpage, including your contact details.

2018 Exhibition Schedule

January 17 - 23 24th time Tamagawa Takashimaya
February 6 - 12 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
April 4 - 10 21st time Nihonbashi Takashimaya
May 23 - 29 8th time JR Nagoya Takashimaya
June 13 - 19 35th time Osaka Takashimaya
August 28 - September 4 10th time Yasugatake Club Junichi Umeda Father, Sons, Daughter Exhibition
October 24 - 30 25th time Tamagawa Takashimaya
November 17 - 25 40th time Gallery Tamura, Hiroshima
December 12 - 18 34rd time Kyoto Takashimaya
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New in 2009: Sunflowers

2009
A sunflower design in blinding bright yellows
"It's just like Van Gogh!"
...said a voice overheard at an exhibit.

New in 2008: Two-sided Plate and Bowl

2008 up 2008 down
Sometimes a bowl, sometimes a raised plate.
A bit unusual.
How you decide to use the top and bottom of this strange dish
is up to you.

New in 2006

2006
Washroom sink.

My next dream...

is to show this exhibit at museums in other parts of the world.
I will use my book, Koboreume, and pamphlets from my large plate mosaic public art exhibits to try to get a spot in various exhibits.
I will take these works that my users have helped me create, and find out what the world thinks of them.

If you know of anyone or any information that could help me in achieving this dream, I would be tremendously grateful. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you may be of help in any way.

Pamphlets for Past Events (PDF)

Kaiyo-cho (2013 - Night Cherry Blossoms) Outer Pages Inner Pages
Okinawa (2013 - Flight of the Thousand Cranes) Outer Pages Inner Pages
Hiroshima (2014 - Butterflies, Flight of the Thousand Cranes) Outer Pages Inner Pages




Kaname (Younger Son), Leatherwork
Kaname portrait
Born 1980, Adogawa, Shiga Prefecture

Self taught in leatherwork.
Set out at age 18. Moved to Ishigaki Island at 19.

Kaname works all of his leather by hand, from the dying to the sewing.
Long-lasting, maintainable work is his top priority.
Works are mostly small items, such as wallets dyed with Okinawan plants.
Kaname personally tans the leather for his Ishigaki cow buttons. He accepts custom orders, to produce a joint effort between him and his users.
http://www.kaname-pigleather.com/
2006
New in 2006
2004
New in 2004
2006
New in 2005
Junichi (Father), Ceramics
Junichi portrait
Born 1950, Komagome, Tokyo
Set out on his own self-taught path when it occurred to him that,
"It's strange for one who seeks creativity to follow a restrained, predetermined routine."
His sons have walked their own paths of self education, and he is proud to see them enjoying the struggles of artistic independance.
He remains unaffiliated with any school or gallery, to be completely free in creating his works.
Routinely holds exhibitions at five Takashimaya locations.
Currently residing in Shishikui, Tokushima
2006
New in 2006
2005
New in 2005
2004
New in 2004
 
Chikubu (Elder Son), Silverwork
Chikubu portrait

Born 1978, Adogawa, Shiga Prefecture

Self taught in silversmithing
Became independant in Kyoto at age 22, founded PASSIONE.

Chikubu makes all of his works by hand, and provides full maintenance on his pieces.
Available in silvershops nationwide.
He has begun his Ladybug series, borne out of the forests of Yatsugatake.
Continually taking on new challenges such as the silver and leather "Brothers' Bracelet" joint effort.
Currently residing in Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City
http://www.passione-silver.com/
2006
New in 2006
2005
New in 2005
2004
New in 2004
 
Mayu (Daughter), Colored Pencil
Mayu portrait Born 1975, Tokyo

Mayu has enjoyed drawing with colored pencils since she was a small child.
In 2008, she began drawing in earnest, thanks to information she found while meditating.
She uses oil-based colored pencils, layering their colors on top of white washi,
to create a unique effect whose medium cannot be easily recognized at first glance.
Now exhibiting and selling works through her official site since 2010.

Currently residing on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Prefecture; Mother of two

She continues to put her daily inspiration into her works, from her studio overlooking the sea.
http://www.mayuumeda-healingart.com/



 
 
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Inquiries

Junichi Umeda
Kuinose, Funatsu
Kaiyo-cho, Kaifu-gun, Tokushima-ken
775-0510
JAPAN

Tel./Fax. (+81) 884-76-3539