Akio Watanabe

Works

Information

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

Career

  • 1953
    Born in Chiba
  • 1975
    Graduated from Woodwork Department, Chiba University
  • 1986
    Selected for Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (first time)
    Established Komu Kobo studio
  • 1989
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1994
    "Sound of Trees and Bamboos" Exhibition, Wako, Ginza, Tokyo
  • 1995
    Judge, Eastern Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    (also in 1998, 2001, 06, 09, 14)
  • 1996
    "Hibiki no Kai," Wako, Ginza
    (also in 1998, 2000, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10)

Award

  • 1992
    Received the Incentive Award at the Japanese Traditional
    Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 1993
    Received the Mitsukoshi Prize at the Japanese Traditional
    Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 2011
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Eastern Branch Manager's Award
    at the Eastern Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2013
    Received the MOA Museum of Art Award at the Eastern Japan
    Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Tokyo Board of Education Award at the Traditional Bamboo
    and Wood Exhibition
  • 2014
    Received the Governor of Tokyo Prize at the
    Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition