photo Norihito Sakai

Norihito Sakai

The majority of SAKAI’s textile works have figurative designs, and are mainly produced by the itome-yuzen dyeing technique and on rare occasions wax is jointly used. The motifs of his past works are dogtooth violets and skunk-cabbage flowers, and timberyards and aurora skies in landscapes.

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Textiles
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Tokyo Crafts and Dyeing Cooperative Association

Career

  • 1933
    Born in Hodatsushimizu Town, Hakui County, Ishikawa Prefecture. Named Tomo-o
  • 1949
    Studied under NAKAI Eizo and KAWASAKI Kazuyoshi at Biken-so
  • 1963
    Became independent and started producing works
  • 1946
    Submitted to the 18th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • 1978
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1979
    First solo exhibition at Chinzan-so, Mejiro, Tokyo
  • 1980
    Received the Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon
  • 1982
    His work was purchased by the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art
  • 1983
    Judge at the 23rd Exhibition of New Works of Traditional Art Crafts
  • 1989
    Submitted to the Europaria 1989 Japan Exhibition in Belgium
  • 1991
    Published the Norihito Sakai Collection of Works
  • 1991
    Solo exhibition at Tokyo Central Museum, Ginza
  • 1991
    Solo exhibition at the Museum of Kyoto
  • 1996
    Jury member at the Kanagawa Prefectural Art Exhibition
  • 1999
    1st Yuzen Studio Exhibition at Kamakura Performing Arts Center
  • 2002
    2nd Yuzen Studio Exhibition at Kamakura Performing Arts Center
  • 2004
    Participated in the Agency for Cultural Affairs’ artist dispatch project

Award

  • Received the Minister of International Trade and Industry Award at the National Komon Yuzen Competition (1 time)
  • Received the Ministry of International Trade and Industry Consumer Goods Industries Bureau Director-General’s Award at the Tokyo Tegaki-yuzen Competition and Urushi Works Exhibition (4 times)
  • Received the Governor of Tokyo Prize at the Tokyo Tegaki-yuzen Competition and Urushi Works Exhibition (7 times)
  • Received the Urushi Works Exhibition Grand Prize at the Tokyo Tegaki-yuzen Competition and Urushi Works Exhibition (7 times)
  • Received the Tokyo Board of Education Award at the Japan Traditional Textile Arts Exhibition (1 time)
  • Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the Japan Traditional Textile Arts Exhibition (2 times)
  • Received the Nikkei Inc. Award at the Japan Traditional Textile Arts Exhibition (1 time)