photo Morihito Katsura

Morihito Katsura

Work

Detail

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

Carrer

  • 1944
    Born in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo
  • 1960
    Studied under his father, KATSURA Moriyuki
  • 1968
    Graduated from the Musashino Art University Junior College of Art and Design
  • 1971
    Selected for the 11th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition. Submitted every year to date
    Selected for the 1st Japanese Traditional Metalwork Exhibition. Submitted every year to date
    Selected for the 18th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition. Submitted every year to date
  • 1975
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1980
    His work was purchased by the Imperial Household Agency
  • 1984
    Judge at the 14th Japanese Traditional Metalwork Exhibition
  • 1992
    Participated in the production of sacred treasures at the Shikinen Sengu Ceremony at Ise Jingu
  • 1996
    Judge at the 26th Japanese Traditional Metalwork Exhibition
  • 1998
    Judge at the 38th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
    His work was purchased by the Agency for Cultural Affairs
  • 1999
    Judge at the 29th Japanese Traditional Metalwork Exhibition
    Judge at the 46th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2003
    Judge at the 43rd Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
    Judge at the 32nd Japanese Traditional Metalwork Exhibition
  • 2004
    Judge at the 51st Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Submitted to the Contemporary Japanese Metalwork Exhibition at the Design Museum Denmark
  • 2005
    Judge at the 34th Japanese Traditional Metalwork Exhibition
    Used the pseudonym and signature “Muzanjin”
  • 2006
    Judge at the 35th Japanese Traditional Metalwork Exhibition
    Judge at the 53rd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Solo exhibition at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi
    Held the “Katsura Morihito, the World of Chokin”
    2008:Judge at the 48th Eastern Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Property Holder
    Participated in the production of sacred treasures at the Shikinen Sengu Ceremony at Ise Jingu
  • 2009
    Judge at the 38th Japanese Traditional Metalwork Exhibition
    Judge at the 56th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2010
    Submitted to the Eastern Japan Branch 50th Anniversary Exhibition at the MOA Museum of Art
    Produced “Metal Chasing – the Art of Katsura Morihito”, Japanese Craft Techniques on Screen:Documentary Film Series by the Agency for Cultural Affairs
  • 2011
    Chief Judge at the 40th Japanese Traditional Metalwork Exhibition
    58th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    His work was purchased by the Agency for Cultural Affairs
    2012:Judge at the 52nd Eastern Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • Submitted to the “Masters of Traditional Crafts” Special Exhibition at the Palace Hotel
    Judge at the 59th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Solo exhibition at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi
    Held the “Living National Treasure Katsura Morihito, the World of Chokin”
  • 2013
    President of the Katsura Chokin School
    Guest professor at Kobe Design University
    Part-time lecturer at Tohoku University of Art and Design
    Part-time lecturer at Kanazawa College of Art
    Part-time lecturer at Nagaoka Institute of Design
    Part-time lecturer at Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry
    Part-time lecturer at Tokyo Metropolitan Kogei High School
    Judge at the 60th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2014
    Submitted to the Japan Traditional Art Crafts 60th Anniversary Exhibition “The Present of Living National Treasures” hosted by the Tokyo National Museum
    Judge for the Holder’s Prize at the 61st Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition

Prize

  • 1975
    Received the Incentive Award at the 5th Japanese Traditional Metalwork Exhibition
  • 1977
    Received the Incentive Award at the 7th Japanese Traditional Metalwork Exhibition
  • 1978
    Received the Incentive Award at the 8th Japanese Traditional Metalwork Exhibition
  • 1995
    Received the Agency for Cultural Affairs Commissioner’s Award at the 25th Japanese Traditional Metalwork Exhibition
  • 1998
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the 28th Japanese Traditional Metalwork Exhibition
    Received the Governor of Tokyo Prize at the 45th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2009
    Received the Sokeikai Award