Sakaida Kakiemon, the 14th generation head of the Kakiemon family, specializes in porcelains with strong compositional motifs. He trained in nihonga, or Japanese-style painting, prior to working in porcelain production with his grandfather, Kakiemon XII (1878–1963), and father, Kakiemon XIII (1906–1982). In 2001, Sakaida Kakiemon was designated a Living National Treasure for his excellence in over-glazed enamel porcelains. Sakaida’s work harmoniously combines traditional colors and motifs in the Kakiemon style with his own contemporary aesthetic.
Selected Awards and Exhibitions
2013–2017 Asia Week | New York
2014 Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, Embassy of Japan | Washington D.C.
2007 Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan, British Museum | London
2006 Appointed as Vice President of Nihon Kogeikai (the Japan Art Crafts Association.)
2005 Awarded with the Order of the Rising Sunn, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon
2001 Designated a Living National Treasure
Selected Public Collections
- Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York
- British Museum | London
- Kyushu Ceramic Museum | Arita, Saga, Japan
- National Museum of Modern Art | Tokyo