Nobuko Akiyama

Work

Detail

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

Carrer

  • 1982
    Born in Tennoji Ward, Osaka City
  • 1955
    Studied under OOBAYASHI Sono
  • 1963
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1968
    Judge at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1978
    His work submitted to the 25th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition was collected by the Agency for Cultural Affairs (currently with the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo)
  • 1980
    His work submitted to the 27th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition was collected by the Agency for Cultural Affairs (currently with the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo)
    First solo exhibition at Osaka Takashimaya
  • 1981
    Two-men exhibition with Eun Jung Chang titled “Dolls and Calligraphy” at the Zennichi Art Museum in Gwangju, Korea
  • 1982
    Commended by the Governor of Osaka for Distinguished Service in Crafts
    1984: Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon
    1993: Produced a doll to be offered to the Crown Prince by Osaka Prefecture
    Permanent member at the 40th Anniversary Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1996
    Designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Property Holder (Living National Treasure)
    Held the “Living National Treasure Nobuko Akiyama Doll Exhibition” at Kawauchi-nagano City
    Commended by the Mayor of Kawauchi-nagano
  • 1997
    2nd solo exhibition at Osaka Takashimaya
  • 1998
    Received the Fourth Class Order of the Precious Crown
    Ibaraki City System 50th Anniversary “Nobuko Akiyama Doll Exhibition”
    Commended by the citizens of Osaka City
  • 2000
    His work submitted to the 47th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition was collected by the Agency for Cultural Affairs
  • 2001
    3rd solo exhibition at Osaka Takashimaya
    “Living National Treasure Nobuko Akiyama Doll Exhibition – Enveloped by Serenity” as part of the Osaka Museum of Yayoi Culture Winter Exhibition
  • 2008
    4th solo exhibition at Osaka Takashimaya
    “Okinawa Times 60th Anniversary: Living National Treasure Nobuko Akiyama Doll Exhibition” at the Urasoe Art Museum, Okinawa
    Judge and Jury Member at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition, the Osaka Arts & Crafts Exhibition, and the All Kansai Exhibition

    Present
    Councilor at the Japan Kogei Association, Advisor at the Arts & Crafts Association of Osaka

Prize

  • 1959
    Selected for the 1st Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Branch Exhibition for the first time
    Awarded at the Japan Women’s Doll Art Exhibition
  • 1960
    Received the Nikkei Incentive Award at the 2nd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Branch Exhibition
    Awarded at the Japan Women’s Doll Art Exhibition
    Selected for and awarded at the 7th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition at the first attempt
  • 1961
    Received the Nikkei Incentive Award at the 3rd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Branch Exhibition