Koji Yamakuchi

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Other crafts
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Full member, Japan Glass Artcrafts Association

Career

  • 1952
    Born in Kagoshima Prefecture
  • 1971
    Entered Nippon Toki Co., Ltd (Presently Noritake Co., Ltd)
    Started studying glassblowing
  • 1980
    Selected for the Exhibition of New Works of Traditional Art Crafts for the first time. Selected 26 times to date
  • 1982
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time. Selected 15 times to date
  • 1984
    Submitted to the International Exhibition of Glass Craft
  • 1986
    Selected for the Kanagawa Prefectural Art Exhibition for the first time. Selected 15 times to date
    Produced memorabilia for the Yasuda Fire and Marine Insurance Company
    Submitted to the Glass Crafts 7-men Exhibition. Submitted 9 times to date
  • 1988
    Selected for the 1987 Yearbook of Japanese Glass Art
    Selected for the Traditional Art Crafts Section Exhibition. Selected 10 times to date
  • 1989
    Glass Crafts 2-men Exhibition at the Akasaka “Inui” Gallery
  • 1990
    Submitted to the Flower Vases Exhibition at the “Core” Glass Gallery
  • 1991
    Selected for the 1991 Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition (2005)
    Selected for the 1991 Kanazawa Art and Crafts Competition
  • 1993
    Submitted to the 1993 Glass in Japan Exhibition (Submitted in 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2012 to date)
  • 1997
    Selected for the Beer Mug Rankai for the first time (Selected in 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 to date)
  • 2000
    Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition titled “Hometown Artists” at the Harmony Hall Zama
    Judge at the 40th Exhibition of New Works of Traditional Art Crafts (Selected in 2002, 2006 to date)
  • 2002
    Submitted to the Glass Crafts 5-men Exhibition at the Noritake Garden Gallery
  • 2004
    Selected for the Tableware Festival (Selected in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 to date)
  • 2006
    Left Noritake Artist Club
    Founded Atsugi Glass Studio Co., Ltd
  • 2007
    Received Honorable Mention at the 2007 Tableware Festival
  • 2008
    Glass Crafts 2-men Exhibition at Yokohama Sogo
  • 2013
    Solo exhibition titled “the Prayer of Blue” at the Harmony Hall Zama

Award

  • 1990
    Received the Agency for Cultural Affairs Commissioner’s Award at the 6th Traditional Art Crafts Section Exhibition
  • 1994
    Received the Special Incentive Award at the Kanagawa Prefectural Art Exhibition
  • 1998
    Received the Incentive Award at the Exhibition of New Works of Traditional Art Crafts
  • 2000
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the 16th Traditional Art Crafts Section Exhibition
  • 2002
    Received the Grand Prize at the 2002 Tableware Festival at Tokyo Dome
    Received the METI Manufacturing Industries Bureau Director-General’s Award at Tokyo Dome
  • 2003
    Received the Kanagawa Research Society President’s Award at the 11th Traditional Art Crafts Kanagawa Exhibition
  • 2009
    Received the Incentive Award at the 17th Traditional Art Crafts Kanagawa Exhibition
  • 2013
    Received the Agency for Cultural Affairs Commissioner’s Award at the 24th Traditional Art Crafts Section Exhibition