photo Yukie Osumi

Yukie Osumi

On tankin (hammered) vessels and by applying the traditional techniques of chasing, mainly nunome-zogan (textile imprint inlay), OSUMI captures the feelings of nature with motifs of formless flowing subjects such as waves, streams, clouds, or winds.

She creates vessels and utensils used in traditional culture such as flower vases, tea and calligraphy utensils; she is also aware of formations that harmonize with contemporary living space.

Works

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Information

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

Career

  • 1969
    Graduated from Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
    After graduation, studied under KASHIMA Ikkoku, SEKIYA Shiro, and KATSURA Moriyuki
  • 1988
    Assigned for 1 year to UK as an overseas trainee artist sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs

Award

  • 1986
    Japan Art crafts Association Incentive Award at the 33rd Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Art Crafts
  • 1987
    Grand Prize at the 34th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Art Crafts
  • 1991
    Masahiko Katori Award (First issue, in honour of the late Living National Treasure);
    The MOA Mokichi Okada Award for Excellence (4th issue, in honour of the late founder of MOA Museum of Art) and subsequent exhibition at the MOA Museum of Art
  • 1998
    The Japan Arts Crafts Association Prize at the 28th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Metalwork
  • 1999
    Metropolitan Board of Education Prize at the 29th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Metalwork
  • 2009
    Outstanding Award at the 56th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Art Crafts Prize of Holders “Important Intangible Cultural Asset” of Japan Art Craft Association
  • 2010
    Received a Medal with Purple Ribbon
    MOA Museum Prize (17th issue, in honor of the late founder of MOA Museum of Art) and subsequent exhibition at the MOA Museum of Art
  • 2014
    Outstanding Award at the 61st Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Art crafts Prize of Holders “Important Intangible Cultural Asset” of Japan Art Craft Association 
    Awarded the 1st recipient of Residency at The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian Art, Washington, D.C.
  • 2015
    Acknowledged as a holder of important intangible cultural property (Tankin)
  • 2017
    Received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette