photo Kazumi Murose

Kazumi Murose

MUROSE has mastered various maki-e techniques such as togidashi-maki-e or takamaki-e to an exceptionally high degree, and with his perfect command of extensive and fine maki-e techniques he creates highly-rated works of great refinement and presence (taken from a review at the time of his acknowledgement as a holder of intangible cultural property). His works are characterized by a contemporary maki-e style incorporating colors into the conventional classic gold and black monotone.

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Detail

  • Category
    URUSHIWORK
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • Status
    Living National Treasure
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Carrer

  • 1950
    Born in Tokyo
  • 1974
    Graduated from Urushi-Art Course, Department of Crafts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
  • 1976
    Completed Urushi-Art Course, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts; the completion work of the course purchased by the university
  • 1984
    1st solo exhibition (7 solo exhibitions to date)
  • 1995
    Submitted to Japanese Studio of Craft Exhibition (V&A Museum, London); submitted many entries to
    overseas exhibitions to date
    Produced a monument in front of JR Yoshikawa Station, Saitama Prefecture
  • 1996
    Reproduced a national treasure [Ume Maki-e Tebako] in the possession of the Grand Shrine of Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture(~1998)
  • 1997
    Produced a large mural, Convention Bureau, Beppu City, Oita Prefecture (original design by TAKAYAMA Tatsuo)
  • 2000
    Restoration of the Kotohiragu Shrine:ceiling paintin(~2004)
  • 2001
    Reproduced a Ryukyu musical instrument(~2007)
  • 2002
    Published [Culture of Urushi] Kadokawa
  • 2004
    Produced a lacquered mural for the Yuko Building, Yutenji Temple
  • 2008
    Acknowledged as a holder of important intangible cultural property (maki-e technique); received the Medal with Purple Ribbon
  • 2012
    Produced a lacquer urushi painting for a mural at JR Yoshikawa Minami Station, Saitama Prefecture
  • 2014
    Published [Woks of MUROSE Kazumi] Shinchosha Publishing

Prize

  • 1973
    Received the Ataka Award
  • 1978
    Received the Incentive Award at the 18th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 1981
    Received the Tokyo Board of Education Award at the 21st Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 1985
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the 2nd Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Incentive Award at the 32nd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1988
    Received the Tokyo Board of Education Award at the 5th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
  • 2000
    Received the Governor of Tokyo Prize at the 47th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2002
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Incentive Award at the 49th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2007
    Received the Japanese Cultural Art Development Award