photo Eiko Nakazawa

Eiko Nakazawa

At present I mainly use flowers for the pattern motifs, and my style seeks to distil the atmosphere and vitality surrounding flowers and turn them into designs or patterns with a relatively realistic expression.

Works

Information

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

Career

  • 1941
    Born in Tokyo
  • 1965
    After university graduation, studied under his father Fukuzo, a dyeing artist,
    and apprenticed himself as a yuzen dyeing artisan for 15 years
  • 1975
    Part-time lecturer, Special Needs Education School for the Deaf,
    University of Tsukuba(~84)
  • 1976
    Published Dyeing and Embroidery Handcraft Design Book Series
    (3 volumes:Chrysanthemums, Dolls, and Utensils)(~1978)
  • 1981
    First time selected for Japanese Traditional Art Crafts
    New Works Exhibition, Japan Traditional Textile Arts Exhibition,
    and Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition; submitted every year to all three to date
  • 1986
    Lecturer, Sugino Fashion College(~2004)
  • 1986
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Acknowledged for Chiba Prefecture traditional craftwork
  • 1995
    Judge, Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 1999
    Judge, Japan Traditional Textile Arts Exhibition
  • 2001
    Judge, Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 2004
    Sponsored by the Satoh Artcraft Research & Scholarship Foundation
    to give a lecture "About Yuzen Dyeing" at the Kamakura Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • 2005
    Gave a lecture "Yuzen Dyeing This or That," Shinjuku university open lecture,
    Tokyo Welfare Pension Culture Service Center (Wel City Tokyo)
  • 2006
    "Yuzen Dyeing" filming by Chiba Koala TV
  • 2007
    Featured on Master Craftsman in Chiba:The Spirit of an Artisan (Yuzen Dyeing),
    NHK Chiba live broadcast
  • 2008
    Featured on Master Craftsman in Chiba (Yuzen Dyeing) NHK Chiba live broadcast
    Gave a lecture "Attractiveness of Yuzen Dyeing," Asahi Culture Center
  • 2009
    Judge, Eastern Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • Present
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association; engaged in activity as an artist;
    President, Yuzen Dyeing Research Laboratory

Award

  • 1990
    Received the Incentive Award at the Japanese Traditional
    Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 1992
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award
    at the Japan Traditional Textile Arts Exhibition
  • 1998
    Received the Agency for Cultural Affairs Commissioner's Award
    at the Japan Traditional Textile Arts Exhibition
  • 2003
    Received an award from the Tsuchiya Cultural Promotion Foundation
    Award Commemorative Edition of the "25 Years of Yuzen Dyeing"
    collection published
  • 2008
    Received the Excellence Award (Asahi Shimbun Prize)
    at the 55th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2010
    Received the MOA Museum of Art Award
    at the Traditional Crafts in the 21st Century - Eyes of the World Exhibition