photo Atsushi Ogura

Atsushi Ogura

OGURA creates all his works by making free use of the oldest dyeing technique shiborizome (tie-dyeing). Shiborizome has been practiced in all eras from ancient times, into medieval and early-modern times, and through to the present day. He is highly skilled and able to reproduce the dyeing techniques of any era, and in addition, develops new techniques and thus creates contemporary dyed textiles. A beautifully designed kimono will complement the wearer, but in return the wearer must move gracefully to best present the kimono.

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Textiles
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • Other

Career

  • 1946
    Born in Kyoto
  • 1975
    Selected for the 22nd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • 1984
    Submitted to “6 Japanese Artists Exhibition” held by Kyoto Prefecture
  • 1986
    Solo exhibition titled “Shibori- Metamorphosis” at Takamiya Gallery, Osaka
    Solo exhibition titled “Shibori- Metamorphosis 2” at Senbikiya Gallery, Tokyo
  • 1989
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    “Beauty from the East” Exhibition in Paris (Sengiren)
  • 1991
    Solo exhibition titled “Sights of Sumi Grey” at Akasaka Yu Gallery, Tokyo
  • 1993
    Solo exhibition titled “The Four Seasons, Colours” at Akasaka Yu Gallery, Tokyo
  • 1996
    Solo exhibition titled “the Noble Life that Colours Your Being” at Akasaka Gallery, Tokyo
  • 1998
    Received the Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon
  • 2001
    “Japanese Shibori (tying)” Exhibition of the Ogura Family at the Reichs Museum, Mannheim, Germany
  • 2007
    Appeared on the NHK “Bi no Tsubo” - File 71:Shibori-zome
  • 2008
    Solo exhibition titled “Listening to the Rain, Telling the Sun” at Ginza Yokyo Hall, Tokyo
  • 2010
    Solo exhibition titled “Kouketsu Sassou” at Takamiya Gallery, Osaka
  • Tsuji hana reproductions
  • 1984
    (For NHK) Reproduction of Tokugawa Ieyasu's kosode Kikko kasane Tsuji ga hana" in possession of the Kunitomo family, together with Prof. Yoshioka Tsuneo
  • 1988
    (For NHK) Reproduction of Tokugawa Ieyasu's kosode "Aoimon chirashi Tsuji ga hana" and "Yariume moyo Tsuji ga hana", in possession of Tokugawa Art Museum
  • 1993
    Reproduction of Azai Nagamasa's wife (Ichi)'s kosode by pictorial material "Dankawari katasuso moyo Tsuji ga hana"under the guidance of Prof. Kirihata Ken(sengiren)
  • 1998
    (For Kyoto National Museum) Restoration of damaged parts of the kosode "Fujidana ni kikko tsunagi Tsuji ga hana" in possession of Kyoto National Museum (Sengiren)
  • 2004
    (For CBC TV) Reproduction of Tokugawa Ieyasu's haori "Nami ni Usagi Tsuji ga hana", in possession of Tokugawa Art Museum (Sengiren)
  • 2005
    (For Kanseigakuin University) Reproduction of Toufukumonnin's kosode "Tatsunami amime ni hanamaru moyo" under the guidance of Prof. Kawakami Shigeki (Sengiren)
  • 2006
    (For Kyoto National Museum) Restoration of damaged parts of "Tabanenoshi moyo Furisode" (important Cultural Property) under the guidance of researcher Ms. Yamakawa Aki (Sengiren)
  • 2009
    (For Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center, Ooda City) Reproduction of Tokugawa Ieyasu's doubuku "Chojimon Tsuji ga hana" (important Cultural Property) under the guidance of Prof. Kawakami Shigeki (Sengiren)

Award

  • 1981
    Received the Grand Prize at the 2nd National Youth Traditional Crafts Exhibition
  • 1993
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the 30th Japan Traditional Textile Arts Exhibition
  • 1997
    Received the Nikkei Inc. Award at the 34th Japan Traditional Textile Arts Exhibition
  • 2003
    Received the Kyoto Shimbun Award at the 32nd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition
  • 2005
    Received the Chairman of Japan Art Crafts Association Prize at the 39th Japan Traditional Textile Arts Exhibition
  • 2009
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the 43rd Japan Traditional Textile Arts Exhibition