photo Fumihiko Arakawa

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.

Works

Information

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

Career

  • 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

Award

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