photo Natsuaki Yamamoto

Natsuaki Yamamoto

My major artistic activity is metalcraft sculpture. Especially, I am a professional in the art of flat and high relief inlay.
I took charge of the chasing of the swords in the 61st and 62nd regular removal of the Ise Shrine. I also use the tankin hammering techniques (especially tsuiki), and make small cast objects.

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Metal works
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association

Career

  • 1958
    Studied metal chasing under his father, 4th generation Hideho
  • 1962
    Graduated from the Kyoto Municipal Horikawa Senior High School
  • 1972
    Completed the Kyoto Metal-Forging Training Course
  • 1980
    Selected for the Japan Kogei Association Kinki Branch Exhibition for the first time. Selected over 20 times to date
  • 1982
    Selected for the Japanese Traditional Metalwork Exhibition for the first time. Selected over 20 times to date
  • 1989
    Selected for the 36th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • 1990
    Selected for the 37th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1993
    Selected for the 40th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1993
    In charge of chasing the sword fittings and brazier at the 61st Shikinen Sengu Ceremony in Ise Jingu
  • 1997
    Selected for the 44th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition. Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 2001
    Selected for the 48th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2006
    Solo exhibition at Gion Konishi, Hanami-koji, Kyoto
  • 2007
    Jury member at the 37th Japan Kogei Association Kinki Branch Exhibition
  • 2008
    Received the title of “Master Craftsman of Kyoto”, Outstanding Skilled Worker of Kyoto Traditional Industry
  • 2008
    Selected for the 38th Japan Kogei Association Kinki Branch Exhibition, jury member
  • 2013
    Selected for the 42nd Japanese Traditional Metalwork Exhibition. Selected 22 times to date
  • 2013
    In charge of chasing the sword fittings and brazier at the 62nd Shikinen Sengu Ceremony in Ise Jingu
  • 2013
    60th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition. Selected 8 times to date
  • 2014
    Selected for the 42nd Japan Kogei Association Kinki Branch Exhibition. Selected 26 times to date
  • 2014
    Jury member 4 times at the Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Award

Award

  • 1975
    Received the Excellence Award and an Honorable Mention a total of 3 times at the Kyoto Traditional Art Competition
  • 1977
    Received the Excellence Award and an Honorable Mention a total of 3 times at the Kyoto Traditional Art Competition
  • 2011
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the 37th Japanese Traditional Metalwork Exhibition
  • 2013
    Received the Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Award