Toyoshi Suzutani

I produce urushi (lacquer) works mainly with maki-e (sprinkled picture decoration). I aim at creating works, which are original and contemporary, but based on traditional patterns and techniques.

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Lacquerware
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Associate member, Association for the Preservation of Wajima-nuri

Career

  • 1962
    Born in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture
    1986: Completed the Japanese Painting Course in the Department of Fine Art at the Kanazawa College of Art
  • 1991
    Completed the Maki-e Course at the Ishikawa Prefectural Institute of Wajima Lacquer Arts
  • Selected for the Northern Dessert Bowls Exhibition
    Selected for the Tanko Biennale Arts of the Tea Ceremony Public Exhibition
    Selected for the Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Selected for the Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Associate member, Association for the Preservation of Wajima-nuri

    Full member, Japan Kogei Association

Award

  • Received the Japan Urushi Craft-Art Association Chairman’s Award for his Maki-e Course graduation project at the Ishikawa Prefectural Institute of Wajima Lacquer Arts
    Received the Ishikawa Traditional Industrial Techniques Incentive Award
    Received the Gold Award at the Wajima-nuri Trade Exhibition
    Received the Governor’s Award at the Kenrokuen Tea Ceremony Public Exhibition