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Masato Ichikawa

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Information

  • Categories
    Wood
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Associate member, Japan Kogei Association
    Full member, National Japanese Sencha Crafts Association
    Full member, Japan Association for Urushi Cultural Heritage

Career

  • 1951
    Born in Saku City, Nagano Prefecture (Currently Sakuho Town)
  • 1975
    Graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at the Shizuoka University
  • 1976
    Hired as a teacher in Kyoto, and taught woodwork at a special needs school
  • 1983
    Established a studio at home, and started teaching himself joinery
  • 1985
    Selected for the Kyoto Craft Arts Exhibition
  • 1987
    Entered the Kuroda Kenkichi Woodworking School, and studied Kurimono and Fuku-urushi technique
  • 1992
    Selected for the Kyoto Kogei Biennale
  • 1999
    Established his studio in Sumiyama, Uji City
  • 2004
    3-men exhibition at Lucite Gallery, Tokyo
  • 2006
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition. Selected successively to date
  • 2008
    Resigned as a teacher in order to devote himself to woodwork
  • 2008
    Founded the Kyoto Woodwork Association “Ikki Ichiyu” with fellow woodworkers. Holds an exhibition of works every autumn
  • 2011
    Studied kyushitsu under urushi artist IWABUCHI Yuji
  • 2011
    Selected for the Traditional Bamboo and Wood Exhibition for the first time
  • 2012
    2-men exhibition at Lucite Gallery, Tokyo
  • 2012
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • 2013
    Sadahide Chiyozuru and Masato Ichikawa 2-men Exhibition in Kyoto
  • 2014
    Full member, National Japanese Sencha Crafts Association

Award

  • 2012
    Received the Grand Prix at the 1st Bowls Exhibition
  • 2013
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Kinki Branch Manager’s Award at the 42nd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition
  • 2013
    Received the Kyoto Shimbun Award at the 27th Japan Sencha Crafts Exhibition
  • 2014
    Received the Minister of Education, Science and Culture Prize at the 28th Japan Sencha Crafts Exhibition
  • 2014
    Received the Best New Artist Award at the 61th Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition