photo Michiko Takahashi

Michiko Takahashi

In 1978 I mastered shotai shippo (plique-a-jour) and reverse-side glaze, and this technique is my forte. In addition to shotai shippo, I am capable of producing works using the whole canon of cloisonné techniques.



  • Categories
    Other crafts
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Advisor, Japan Shippo Instructors Association
    Councilor, Miyagi Association of Artists
    Executive director, Beijing Arts and Crafts Association
    Advisor, Kahoku Crafts Exhibition


  • Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Councilor at the Miyagi Association of Artists
    Advisor at the Japan Shippo Instructors Association
    Honorary Professor at the Beijing University of Technology Design Art Institute
    Was given use of the Japan Shippo Research Laboratory by the Beijing Arts and Crafts Association
    (From 2011)
    Published the “Beauty of Shippo – Shippo Lessons for Beginners and Shippo Artists” (Gensyu Publishing Co., Ltd., 2010)


  • 1979
    Received the Miyagi Art Incentive Award
  • 1985
    Received the Agency for Cultural Affairs Commissioner’s Award at the Traditional Art Crafts Miscellaneous Crafts Exhibition
  • 2001
    Received the Incentive Award and the Eastern Japan Branch Award at the Exhibition of New Works of Traditional Art Crafts
    Received commendation from Miyagi Prefecture for Distinguished Service in Education and Culture
  • 2010
    Commended by the Minister of Education, Science and Culture as a Regional Person of Cultural Merit