Hata Shunsai III Japanese, b. 1976

Born in 1976, Hata Shunsai III is a metal artist whose family has been rooted in Kanaya-machi for generations. Kanaya-machi is a district in Takaoka, a city in Toyama prefecture, which is steeped in history. This area of Japan has been well known for centuries for its exceptional metal ware crafts. To this day, some of the best metal artists, including Living National Treasures, hail from this area. Hata has carried on his family’s tradition of making teakettles, learning the craft by observing his father at work since his youth.

 

Selected Exhibitions

2015–2018  Asia Week | New York, US

2017  The 64th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition, Japan

2015   Modern Crafts and the Tea Ceremony, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan | The Best of Toyama: Kōgei Art and Design from Japan, Onishi Gallery, New York, US

2013  From Crafts to Kōgei: In Commemoration of the 60th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition, From Crafts to Kōgei: In Commemoration of the 60th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition

 Selected Public Collections

National Museum of Modern Art | Tokyo, Japan

Yakushiji Temple | Nara, Japan 

Sano Culture Center | Tochigi, Japan