photo Tatsuya Matsumoto

Tatsuya Matsumoto

MATSUMOTO has produced a large number of lacquer works and mainly applies the choshitsu (carved lacquer) technique. Choshitsu requires much time and effort, as coats of lacquer are repeatedly applied and polished to create dozens of layers. A chisel specially made for lacquer carving is used to cut the design into the layers. His designs include the objective expression of flower patterns, abstract geometric patterns, and guri (stylized bracken-leaf shapes forming repeated curved lines).

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Lacquerware
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association

Career

  • 1961
    Born in Zentsuji City, Kagawa Prefecture
  • 1985
    Completed Research Student Program and Researcher Program
    at Urushi Lacquer Ware Institute, Kagawa Prefecture
  • 1986
    Studied under OTOMARU Kodo (living national treasure) and OTOMARU Jun
  • 1991
    Received the Mitsukoshi Prize at 31st Japanese Traditional Art Crafts
    New Works Exhibition; purchased by the Imperial Household Agency
  • 1992
    32nd Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition;
    purchased by the Imperial Household Agency
  • 1994
    "Choshitsu (Carved Lacquer) Today," Crafts Gallery,
    the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
  • 1997
    Matsumoto Tatsuya Choshitsu (Carved Lacquer) Exhibition,
    Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi main store
  • 2000
    Japanese Contemporary Urushi Art Exhibition, Amsterdam
    Completed the Designated Cultural Property Repair Expert Course (Artistic Crafts)
    sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs
  • 2001
    Otomaru Kodo School Exhibition, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi main store
  • 2005
    Invited to submit to 23rd Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition
  • 2006
    Dispatched to Cologne, Germany under the project to send experts overseas
    to restore urushi craft works by the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties,
    Tokyo (2006-10)
  • 2010
    Urushi Work Decoration:An Expression by Three Artists, Wako Namiki Hall, Ginza
    50th Anniversary of Japan Kogei Association Eastern Branch "Traditional Crafts
    in the 21st Century"
    Asahi Shimbun Prize (MOA Museum of Art)
  • 2013
    Participated in the production of "Hyomon no Kebori" sacred treasure
    for the 62nd Regular Removal of the Grand Shrine of Ise
  • Present
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association, Engaged in restoration of urushi work
    cultural properties, Resident in Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture

Award

  • 1993
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the 33rd and 36th
    Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 2002
    Received the Asahi Shimbun Prize
    at the 19th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
  • 2003
    Received the 50th Anniversary Award at the 50th Japan
    Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2006
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the 22nd Exhibition
    of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works