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ARTISTS / Yukari Akiyama


Yukari Akiyama (b. 1969) was born and grew up in Saitama Prefecture. She is a Neriage artist. She worked as a designer of car audio for many years. Her Neriage moulds are made by using 3D CAD and printers. She is exploring new Neriage techniques with them.

1969  Born in Saitama, Japan

1989  Graduated from the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Shohoku College

           Joined a car audio manufacturer

2016   Began pottery

2017   Began Nerikomi (Learn under Mr. Eiji Murofushi, famous Nerikomi Artist)

2018   Established “Nerikomi Studio UmeetE”, in Saitama, Japan


Public Exhibitions Selected

2023 Tableware Festival, Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan

         Zentoten Ceramic Art Exhibition, Zentoten, Tokyo, Japan

2022 Women's association of ceramic art, Japan

         Tougeizaidan exhibition, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan


Group Exhibitions

2024 “Euphoria on tablescapes”, Touch Ceramics, HK

2023 “Unprecedented - Joint Ceramics Exhibition on the Art of Neriage V”, Touch Ceramics, Hong Kong

Toshunten Group Exhibition, Yagihashi Department Store, Saitama, Japan

2022 Beer Mag Group Exhibition, Ginza AC Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2021 Nerikomi Group Exhibition, Ginza AC Gallery, Tokyo, Japan



2021   Saitama Prefecture Arts and Culture Festival Encouragement Award, Tougeizaidan exhibition



Toyu No. 194

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