Iraku Uozumi

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Metal works
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • Status
    Living National Treasure
    (Important Intangible Cultural Property:Gong)

Career

  • 1937
    Born in Naga Town, Kanazawa City
  • 1953
    Studied under his grandfather UOZUMI Iraku,
    living national treasure
  • 1957
    Selected for Contemporary Art Exhibition
  • 1959
    Selected for 6th Japan Traditional Art
    Crafts Exhibition (first time)
  • 1962
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1963
    His work (tray) was collected by the Agency
    for Cultural Affairs
  • 1966
    Submitted to Japan Art Festival(~1968)
  • 1977
    Solo exhibition, Kyoto Takashimaya
    Department Store
  • 1980
    Made a Buddhist altar cymbal for Shitennoji
    Temple, Osaka
    Solo exhibition, Isetan Department Store, Tokyo
  • 1981
    “Collection of Modern Tea Utensils”
    published by Kamakura Shobo
  • 1982
    Selected for All-Japan Ceramic and Crafts
    Selected Artists Exhibition
    Submitted to Contemporary Art Exhibition:Goto
    Exhibition
  • 1983
    Part-time Instructor, Kanazawa College
    of Art
  • 1986
    Chairman, Kaga Metalwork Artist Association
  • 1989
    Instructor, Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo
  • 1989
    Japan Today in Scandinavian
    Exhibition (3 countries)(~1990)
  • 1992
    Judge, Contemporary Art Exhibition
  • 1993
    Received an award at the 40th Anniversary
    of Japan Traditional Art Crafts Association
    Submitted to Iraku Furusato Exhibition,
    Komatsu City
  • 2000
    Submitted to Beijing Exhibition in China
    Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon, granted
    an audience with the Emperor
  • 2001
    Work selected for 48th Japan Traditional
    Art Crafts Exhibition, collected by
    the Philadelphia Museum of Art, US
    Work selected for 58th Contemporary Art
    Exhibition, collected by the Philadelphia Museum
    of Art, US
  • 2002
    Designated as a holder of important
    intangible cultural property
    Designated as a living national treasure
    for “Dora (Chinese gong),” granted an audience
    with the Emperor and Empress
    Adviser, Japan Traditional Art Crafts Association
    Submitted to Daitokuji Hosyunin:Toshiie and
    Matsu Exhibition, Isetan Department Store, Tokyo
  • 2003
    Submitted to the 50th Anniversary of Japan
    Traditional Art Crafts Association
  • 2006
    Records of important intangible cultural
    property (industrial art), sponsored by
    the Agency for Cultural Affairs
  • 2008
    Received The Order of the Rising Sun,
    Gold Rays with Rosette
  • 2012
    Held a successor training course of
    important intangible cultural property
    (Dora (Chinese gong))(~2013)
    His work (bowl) was presented to the Yakushiji
    Temple designated as a World Heritage Site

Award

  • 1962
    Received the Grand Prize at the 9th Japan
    Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Cultural Properties Protection
    Committee Chairman’s Award
  • 1965
    Received the Incentive Award at the 1st
    National Wind Chime Contest
  • 1996
    Received the POLA Traditional Special Award
    (for handing down the creating technique
    of Sahari “Dora”)
  • 1998
    Received the Minister of Education, Science
    and Culture Prize at the 45th Japan Traditional
    Art Crafts Exhibition, award-winning work
    collected by the Agency for Cultural Affairs
  • 2000
    Received the Ishikawa Cultural
    Achievement Award
  • 2002
    Received the Kanazawa Culture Award
    Received the Hokkoku Cultural Award
  • 2006
    Received the Ishikawa Television
    Broadcasting Award
    Film “Dora” completed
  • 2006
    Received the Excellence Award
    in the Excellent Video Culture Category