photo Tsutomu Kontani

Tsutomu Kontani

KONTANI creates molded colored dolls, many of which are in the classic style.

Work

Detail

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

Carrer

  • 1941
    Born in Kanazawa
  • 1964
    Studied under SHIMOGUCHI Sobi
  • 1977
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts
    Exhibition for the first time
  • 1984
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1989
    Solo exhibition (Takashimaya Osaka)
  • 1991
    Solo exhibition (in Tokyo)
  • 2002
    Solo exhibition (Takashimaya Osaka)
  • 2005
    Judge at the 52nd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2008
    Judge at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2014
    Solo exhibition at Takashimaya Osaka
  • Present
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association

Prize

  • 1985
    Received the Agency for Cultural Affairs Commissioner’s
    Award at the Japanese Traditional Dolls Exhibition
  • 1996
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the
    Japanese Traditional Dolls Exhibition
  • 1999
    Received the Asahi Shimbun Prize at the Japanese
    Traditional Dolls Exhibition
  • 2004
    Received the President of NHK Prize at the 51st Japan
    Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2010
    Received the Special Prize at the Ishikawa Traditional
    Art Crafts Exhibition