photo Koichi Nakano

Koichi Nakano



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


  • 1947
    Born in Yamanaka-onsen, Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture
  • 1966
    Graduated from the Komatsu Technical High School
  • 1967
    Graduated from the Commercial Design Course at the Tokyo Design Institute
  • 1969
    Studied under OBA Shogyo
  • 1989
    Lecturer at the Ishikawa Prefectural Institute of Wajima Lacquer Arts
    Lecturer at the Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo
  • 1997
    Part-time lecturer at the Ishikawa Lathe Technique Institute
  • 2010
    Designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Property Holder


  • 1971
    Submitted to the 18th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time, and received the Chairman of Japan Art Crafts Association Prize
  • 1985
    Received the Tokyo Board of Education Award at the 2nd Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
  • 1986
    Received the Asahi Shimbun Prize at the 33rd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1987
    Received the Prince Takamatsu Memorial Prize at the 34th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1991
    Received the Holder’s Choice Award at the 38th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • Awards received
  • 1989
    Received the Excellence Award at the 2nd MOA Mokichi Okada Awards Crafts Category
    Received the Hokkoku Cultural Award
  • 2005
    Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon
  • 2010
    Received the Nonoichi Town Cultural Award