photo Keijiro Kakutani

Keijiro Kakutani

The kettle for boiling water is known as “the master of the tea ceremony” and its form and shape have been constantly adapted over the centuries, giving rise to a great variety of types and designs. My aim is to pursue and capture the crystallization of utility and beauty that have been polished throughout the long history of the tea ceremony.
I also want people to experience the attractiveness and charm of metalcraft, and I am developing craftworks harmonizing with our daily life.

Work

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Detail

  • Category
    METALWORK
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Associate member, Japan Kogei Association
    Public Relations, Japan Kogei Association Kinki Branch
    Director, Arts & Crafts Association of Osaka
    Management committee member, Fukae Folk Museum
    Financial Supervisor, Higashi-Osaka Arts and Crafts Association
    Management committee member, Osaka Arts and Culture Association
    Youth Section member, Omotesenke Domonkai
    President, Kinki University Cultural Club Ceramics Circle Alumni Association “Tsuchinoko”

Carrer

  • 1976
    Born in Higashinari Ward, Osaka Prefecture
  • 1999
    Graduated from the Department of Economics, Faculty of Commerce and Economics, Kinki University
  • 2006
    Studied under his father, kettle craftsman KAKUTANI Sei-ichi
  • 2007
    Selected for the 49th Osaka Arts and Crafts Exhibition for the first time
    Selected for the 53rd All Kansai Art Exhibition for the first time
    Selected for the 41st Higashi-Osaka Arts and Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • 2009
    Selected for the 38th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition for the first time
  • 2012
    Selected for the 41st Japanese Traditional Metalwork Exhibition for the first time
  • 2013
    Selected for the 60th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time
    100th Anniversary of Ikkei – Tea Ceremony Kettles Exhibition (Osaka Tenmaya)

Prize

  • 2007
    Received the Incentive Award at the 41st Higashi-Osaka Arts and Crafts Exhibition
  • 2008
    Received the Higashi-Osaka Kusunoki Lions Club Award at the 42nd Higashi-Osaka Arts and Crafts Exhibition
  • 2011
    Received the Osaka Municipal Board of Education Award at the 45th Higashi-Osaka Arts and Crafts Exhibition
  • 2012
    Received the Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Award at the 41st Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition
  • 2013
    Received the Hiramatsu Award at the 55th Osaka Arts and Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Higashi-Osaka Municipal Board of Education Award at the 47th Higashi-Osaka Arts and Crafts Exhibition
  • 2014
    Received the Governor of Osaka Award at the 56th Osaka Arts and Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the 43rd Japanese Traditional Metalwork Exhibition
    Received the Abeno Q’s Mall Award at the 60th All Kansai Art Exhibition