photo Kunihiko Moriguchi

Kunihiko Moriguchi



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


  • 1963
    Graduated from the Nihonga Course in the Department of Fine Arts at the Kyoto City University of Arts
  • 1963
    Studied in France under the French government scholarship programme (-1966)
  • 1966
    Graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
  • 1967
    Studied Yuzen under his father MORIGUCHI Kako
    Selected for the 14th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition. Selected successively to date
  • 1968
    Selected for the 5th Japan Traditional Textile Arts Exhibition. Selected successively to date
  • 1969
    Received the Agency for Cultural Affairs Commissioner’s Award at the 6th Japan Traditional Textile Arts Exhibition
    Received the President of NHK Prize at the 16th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association (Director in 1988, Executive Director in 1992, Deputy Chairman from 2002 to 2010)
  • 1973
    Received the Asahi Shimbun Prize at the 20th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1974
    Judge at the 21st Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition. Held the post to date
  • 1986
    Solo exhibition at Galerie Jeanne Bucher (Also held in 1990 and 1997)
  • 1987
    “Kunihiko Moriguchi: Kimonos” Exhibition (Musée des arts décoratifs de Lausanne)
  • 1991
    “The Yuzen Kimono of Moriguchi Kunihiko (Held at the Danish Museum of Decorative Art, Denmark, and the Ashmolean Museum, UK)
  • 1994
    “Tradition and Creation, the Beauty of Yuzen – Kako and Kunihiko Moriguchi” Exhibition (Hosted by Yomiuri Shimbun)
  • 2007
    Designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Property Holder in “Yuzen”
  • 2009
    “Kako and Kunihiko Moriguchi” Exhibition (Museum of Modern Art, Shiga. Hosted by Yomiuri Shimbun)
  • Public collection, works of MORIGUCHI Kunihiko
  • Agency for Cultural Affairs, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Musée des arts décoratifs de Lausanne, Pompidou Centre, Danish Museum of Art & Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


  • 1988
    Received the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French government in September
  • 1992
    Received the Minister of Education, Science and Culture Prize at the Geijutsu Sensho Awards in March
  • 1998
    Received the Achievement Award at the Kyoto Cultural Awards in January
  • 2001
    Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon in May
  • 2003
    Kyoto City Person of Cultural Merit in November
  • 2013
    Received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon in November