Fumihiko ARAKAWA

  • Lacquerware
  • 1961 -
Fumihiko ARAKAWA

ARAKAWA makes the best use of the lacquer’s natural luster, and finishes with nuritate (the practice of applying a finishing coat of lacquer and allowing it to harden without polishing); he then applies decoration using gold and silver wires.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1961 Born in Yamanaka Town, Enuma County, Ishikawa Prefecture
  • 1980 Studied under Urushi Artist ISHIKAWA Shozo
  • 1989 Started lacquer work at the Arakawa Urushi Studio
  • 1994 Selected for the Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works for the first time
  • 1995 Designated as a “Traditional Craftsman” by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
    Selected for the Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time
    Selected for the 43rd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • 1998 Selected for the 5th Tanko Biennale
    Selected for the 45th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1999 Selected for the 46th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 2005 Received the Minister of Education, Science and Culture Prize at the 52nd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    His work was purchased by the Agency for Cultural Affairs
  • 2010 Submitted as a judge at the Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Solo exhibition at Green Arts Gallery, “Kanazawa City”
  • 2011 Submitted as a judge at the Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
  • 2012 Specially invited to submit at the Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
  • 2013 Specially invited to submit at the Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
  • 2014 Submitted as a judge at the Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • ・ Selected successively for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition after being selected for the first time at the 43rd Exhibition
    ・ Selected successively for the Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works after being selected for the first time
    ・ Selected successively for the Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition after being selected for the first time
    ・ Part-time lecturer at the Kanazawa College of Art
    ・ Part-time lecturer at the Yamanaka Lathe Technique Training Center

  • 1998Received the Incentive Award at the Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1999Received the Incentive Award at the Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2002Received the Tokyo Board of Education Award at the Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
  • 2005Received the Incentive Award at the Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2007Received the Agency for Cultural Affairs Commissioner’s Award at the Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
  • 2008Received the Tokyo Board of Education Award at the Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
    Received the Ishikawa Sado Association President’s Award at the Kanazawa Castle Kenrokuen Tea Ceremony Public Exhibition
  • 2009Received the Governor of Ishikawa Prize at the Kanazawa Castle Kenrokuen Tea Ceremony Public Exhibition
  • 2010Received the MOA Museum of Art Award at the Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works