Yasuko Konishi

Thick shell raden (mother-of-pearl inlay)



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  • Honors and Affiliation
    Associate member, Japan Kogei Association
    Academy of Lacquer Research


  • 1968
    Born in Nara City as the eldest daughter of KITAMURA Shosai
  • 1988
    Graduated from the Kyoto Women’s Junior College, majoring in Japanese Language
  • 1992
    Upon marriage started lacquerwork, the family business
  • 1993
    Selected for the 22nd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition for the first time
  • 2002
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • 2004
    Selected for the Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works for the first time
  • 2006
    Completed the Training Course in Repairing Cultural Assets held by the Agency for Cultural Affairs
  • 2009
    Submitted to the “Pedigree of Raden – Living National Treasure Shosai Kitamura Exhibition” at Osaka Takashimaya
    Solo exhibition at Gallery Kinowa (Nara City)
  • 2012
    LUX LAC Natural Lacquer in Mode, Exhibition in Beijing 2012 (QIAO GALLERY, Beijing)
  • 2013
    Shigeru Kitamura and Yasuko Konishi Two-men Exhibition at Osaka Takashimaya Gallery NEXT
    Produced Obi accessories for Kawashima Selkon Textiles Co., Ltd


  • 2001
    Received the Kinki Branch Incentive Award at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition. Her work was purchased by Matsushita Museum Garden Shinshin-an
  • 2011
    Received the Nara Board of Education Superintendent’s Award at the 40th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition