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Information

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

Career

  • 1954
    Born in Nibu, Ouchi Town, Kagawa Prefecture
  • 1973
    Graduated from Urushi Work Course, Kagawa Prefectural Takamatsu-Kougei High School
    (during the 3-year course, taught by OTA Hitoshi, a holder
    of important intangible cultural property
    (kinma technique, incised and color-filled decoration)
    and acknowledged as a living national treasure in 1994
    Studied under the late OTOMARU Kodo, a holder of
    important intangible cultural property (choshitsu technique,
    carved urushi) and living national treasure (1955-1997)
    (served as a live-in apprentice until 1978)
  • 1976
    Selected for 23rd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (first time); selected regularly to date
  • 1979
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1980
    As an FY1980 Kagawa Prefecture domestic trainee artist, studied under the late TAGUCHI Yoshikuni,
    a holder of important intangible cultural property (maki-e technique, sprinkled picture decoration),
    and living national treasure (1989-1998)
  • 1981
    As an FY1981 Agency for Cultural Affairs domestic trainee artist, studied under OTOMARU Kodo
    and TAGUCHI Yoshikuni
  • 1987
    At the Japan Kogei Association successor training course for urushi work kinma technique, tutored
    by his father-in-law ISOI Masami, a holder of important intangible cultural property (kinma technique) and
    a living national treasure (1985-1988)
  • 1990
    "Craftsmanship of ISOI Masami ―The Beauty of Kinma Technique―"
    documentary funded by the Pola Foundation for the Promotion of Traditional Japanese Culture; accompanied
    film crew, and visited Myanmar and northern Thailand to see urushi work techniques including kinma
  • 2006
    Exhibited at Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition, Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi
    Works, and Japan Kogei Association Shikoku Branch Exhibition (present ""Traditional Art Crafts Shikoku Exhibition""),Kagawa Art Exhibition,
    Zenshitsu–kai Exhibition, Tea Ceremony Art Public
    Exhibition, ISOI Masami School Exhibition (2004),
    and other exhibitions.

Award

  • 1982
    Received the Incentive Award at the Japan Kogei
    Association Shikoku Branch Exhibition
  • 1983
    Received the Incentive Award at the Japan Kogei
    Association Shikoku Branch Exhibition
  • 1990
    Received the Hounsai Sensoshitsu Iemoto Award and
    the Incentive Award at the '90 Tomorrow's Art
    of the Tea Ceremony Public Exhibition
    Received the Incentive Award at the Japan Kogei
    Association Shikoku Branch Exhibition
  • 1997
    Received the Governor of Kagawa Prize
    at the 12th National Culture Festival - Kagawa '97
  • 1998
    Received the Tankosha Publishing Incentive Award
    at the '98 Tanko Biennale Arts of the Tea Ceremony
    Public Exhibition
  • 2006
    Received the Isoi Joshin Award at the Japan Kogei
    Association Shikoku Branch Exhibition