photo Shinkyo Nakamura

Shinkyo Nakamura

Work

Detail

  • Category
    DOLLS
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
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Carrer

  • 1957
    Born in Fukuoka City as the eldest son of 2nd generation doll maker NAKAMURA Engai (Fukuoka Prefectural Intangible Cultural Property)
  • 1979
    Graduated from the Department of Fine Art (majoring in wood carving) in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Kyushu Sangyo University. Went to Kyoto for training
  • 1980
    Returned to Fukuoka due to his father’s illness. Took over the family business as a Hakata-ningyo maker
  • 1983
    Studied under HAYASHI Komao
  • 1989
    Received the Tokyo Board of Education Award at the Japanese Traditional Dolls Exhibition. Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1998
    Judge at the Japanese Traditional Dolls Exhibition (2002, 2008, 2013)
  • 2001
    Jury member at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (2008, 2011, 2013)
  • 2002
    Produced a wood carving of a divine ox for the Dazaifu Tenmangu. Part-time lecturer at the Department of Fine Art in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Kyushu Sangyo University
  • 2003
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts 50th Anniversary Exhibition “Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan”
  • 2006
    Received the Fukuoka Prefectural Cultural Award in the Creative Category. Lecturer at the Hakataori Development College
  • 2008
    Produced the “Sitting Gorilla Stone Carving” for the Fukuoka City Zoological Garden
    Produced the “Acalanātha Stone Carving” for the Hikosan Daigongen, Fukuoka Prefecture
    Produced the “Statue of Mother Light - Stone Carving” for the Fukuoka Chuo Reien
  • 2009
    Produced the “Minamoto no Yoshihira (colored wood sculpture)” for the Ishiyamadera, Shiga Prefecture
  • 2010
    21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa “1st International Triennale of Kogei in Kanazawa”, Rifare Ishikawa
  • 2011
    “Mostra La Luce – Lo Splendore Dell’arte Giapponese Contemporanea” at the Museo dei Fori Imperiali, Rome, Italy. Granted an audience with the Pope, presented the “Ito Mancio Statue” as a gift
    “The World of Nakamura Shinkyo – From Europe to Japan, and to Asia once again. Human Figures Born from Prayer” held at the 9th floor Mitsukoshi Gallery, Fukuoka Mitsukoshi
  • 2012
    “Art Crafting Towards the Future” at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. 5 works purchased by Ishikawa Prefecture
  • 2013
    Solo exhibition at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Special Gallery – Human Figures Born from Prayer
  • Director of the Japan Kogei Association
    Vice-chairman at the Japan Kogei Association Doll Section
    Deputy Secretary at the Japan Kogei Association Western Branch

Prize

  • 1986
    Received the Asahi Shimbun Bronze Award at the West Japan Arts and Crafts Exhibition
  • 1999
    Received the Prince Takamatsu Memorial Prize at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2010
    The Prince Takamatsu Memorial Prize-winning work was purchased by the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
  • 2011
    Received the Excellence Award at the POLA Traditional Culture Awards
  • 2012
    Received the Excellence Award at the Fukuoka Cultural Awards