photo Komao Hayashi

Komao Hayashi



  • Categories
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • Status
    Living National Treasure
    (Important Intangible Cultural Property:Toso dolls)


  • 1936
    Born in Kamigyo, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 1955
    Graduated from Kyoto Suzaku High School
    Became a disciple of the 13th Kyoningyo doll
    master Mensho
  • 1963
    Became a disciple of Noh mask artist
  • 1964
    Selected for the 11th Japan Traditional Art
    Crafts Exhibition (first time)
  • 1972
    Full member, the 19th
  • 1974
    First judge, the 21st Japan Traditional Art
    Crafts Association
  • 1983
    First judge, the 30th Japan Traditional Art
    Crafts Exhibition
  • 1995
    Designated as a holder of intangible
    cultural property by Kyoto Prefecture
  • 2002
    His work (doll) was designated as national
    important intangible cultural property
  • 2004
    Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon
  • 2007
    Received a Commendation from Kyoto
    Prefecture for Distinguished Service in Culture
  • 2009
    Received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold
    Rays with Rosette

    Adviser, Japan Kogei Association
  • Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    From the 21st exhibition
    Judge:1st screening 9 times
    2nd screening:2 times
    1st and 2nd screening
    From the 30th exhibition 4 times
    Examination 5 times


  • 1973
    Received the President of Japan Art Crafts
    Association Prize at the 20th Japan Traditional
    Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2001
    Received the Achievement Award at the 19th
    Kyoto Culture Awards