2nd Edition, January 2018. Thomas Kakinuma 1908 – 1982, by Debra Sloan.

In August 2017 an interested curator, after reading my essay on Kakinuma, visited a substantial Kakinuma collection held by a private Vancouver collector. He went on to encourage Darrin Morrison of the West Vancouver Museum to mount an exhibition of Kakinuma;s work, based on this collection. There was a 4 week space available in January 2018 and the exhibition, The Art Of Thomas Kakinuma, went ahead. We contacted everyone we knew for additional Kakinuma pieces, and met up with the Kakinuma’s. The exhibit was a great success, attracting interest all across the country. The large opening was attended by Mrs Kakinuma and her daughter. It was the first retrospective of Kakinuma’s work, and his first exhibition since 1969. I rewrote much of my original essay, with new information provided by Mrs Kakinuma, and I also wrote for the beautiful catalogue, phots by Ken Mayer. The West Vancouver Museum now holds an archive for Thomas Kakinuma. https://studioceramicscanada.com/thomas-kakinuma-1908-1982/