photo Keiji Onihira

Keiji Onihira



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  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association


  • 1973
    Born in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture
  • 1991
    Studied under maki-e master KUMANO Sadahisa
  • 1998
    Graduated from Maki-e Course, Ishikawa Prefectural Wajima Lacquer Arts Training Institute
    Engaged in reproduction of national treasure, decorated columns of Chuson-ji Temple Konjiki-do
    (golden hall) at Lacquerwork Restoration Office, Tokyo National Museum; collected
    by Tohoku History Museum, Miyagi Prefecture
  • 2000
    Selected for 17th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works (first time)
    Selected for 47th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (first time)
  • 2009
    Produced maki-e and raden (mother-of-pearl inlay) work samples,
    maki-e fountain pens, etc. in the project
    to support personnel training in art organizations sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs
  • 2013
    62nd Ise Grand Shrine Shikinen Sengu – In charge of creating the engravings on one of the divine treasures for which he worked with master lacquer craftsman Kazuo YAMAGISHI between 2011 and 2012
  • 2017
    Recommended as an associate member of the Wajima-nuri lacquerware Preservation Society
    58th Traditional Crafts Exhibition of Ishikawa – Elected as a member of the Primary inspection committee


  • 2002
    8th Kenroku-en tea ceremony Kogei artwork competition – Honorable Prize
  • 2004
    Received Asahi Shimbun Prize at the 21st Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
  • 2006
    Received the Mayor of Kanazawa Award at the 47th Ishikawa Traditional
    Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2011
    52nd Traditional Crafts Exhibition of Ishikawa - Kanazawa City Mayor Prize
    58th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition – Japan Crafts Association Honorable Prize
  • 2018
    Ishikawa Prefecture Culture Awards – Public Recognition Prize