Azuma Japanese Restaurant


Takumi Sato (1962-2006)

Takumi Sato is renowned for his Raku pottery. Raku is a traditional form of Japanese pottery that is commonly used to make tea cups and pots used in Japanese Tea Ceremonies. It is characterised by hand-moulding the clay which results in each piece of artwork being “one-of-a-kind”.

Sato’s avant-garde artwork rebels against its traditional form; with no functional purposes it is merely a display of the artist‘s desire and interpretation.

Takumi Sato had many successful exhibitions around the world, including Japan, New York, Australia and New Zealand. In 2001 he graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from UNSW, where he also lectured. Sato continued to teach in Kyoto Saga Art University until his death in 2006.

Takumi Sato