Kenji Suda

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Wood
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • Status
    Living National Treasure
    (Important Intangible Cultural Property:Wood crafts)

Career

  • 1973
    Graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan Kogei
    High School
    Studied under his father SUDA Sousui
  • 1975
    Selected for 22nd Japan Traditional
    Art Crafts Exhibition (first time)
  • 1979
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1997
    Part-time Instructor, Graduate School
    of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
    Judge, 44th Japan Traditional Art Crafts
    Exhibition (5 successive service to date)(~1978)
    2004:Part-time Instructor, Faculty
    of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
  • 2008
    Director, Japan Kogei Association
    (to the present)(~2012)
  • 2009
    Assigned to NZ as a cultural ambassador
    sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs
  • 2010
    Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon
  • 2014
    Designated as a holder of important
    intangible cultural property (woodwork)

Award

  • 1985
    Received the Agency for Cultural Affairs
    Commissioner’s Award at the 2nd Traditional
    Bamboo and Wood Exhibition
  • 1992
    Received the Asahi Shimbun Prize at
    the 5th Traditional Bamboo and Wood Exhibition
  • 1994
    Received the Japan Kogei Association
    Incentive Award at the 41st Japan Traditional Art
    Crafts Exhibition
  • 2006
    Received the Asahi Shimbun Prize at the 53rd
    Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2008
    Received the Japan Kogei Association
    “Important Intangible Cultural Asset”
    Holder's Prize at the 55th Japan Traditional
    Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2010
    MOA Museum Award in the Craft Category
    at the 17th MOA Mokichi Okada Awards Exhibition