Mitsunari Miyagi is a descendant of famous ceramist Jiro Kinjo, who was designated a National Living Treasure before his passing in 2004.
Miyagi’s mother and father were also ceramists, so as a young boy he had early exposure to the art form.
Although Miyagi continues in the tradition of Yachimun (traditional Okinawa pottery), his works employ a unique sense of color and a playful reinterpretation of common Yachimun designs. The results are stunning ceramic pieces with vivid color and and flowing imagery as their hallmark.
Swaying hibiscus, meandering octopi, and other colorful sealife dance across Miyagi’s ceramics inviting the viewer to join their joyful celebration.
Ulalaka is proud to feature the artworks of Mitsunari Miyagi and to promote him to an international audience.
If you would like to see more works by Mitsunari Miyagi, please visit the shop in Yomitan. Although open most days, we recommend you call ahead to make an appointment.
2677-6 Zakimi, Yomitan, Nakagami District, Okinawa