photo Masahiro Sasaki

Masahiro Sasaki

SASAKI applies bokashi-nuri (shading) for a finish coat and expresses patterns with fine line carving, and uses the kinma (incised and color-filled decoration) technique to inlay the patterns and give gradation in the color.

Works

Information

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

Career

  • 1953
    Born in Sanuki City, Kagawa Prefecture
  • 1979
    Completed Graduate School of Art and Design, Musashino Art University
  • 1983
    Selected for 30th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (first time)
  • 2009
    Judge, 26th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
    Acknowledged as a holder of intangible cultural property
    (kinma (incised and color-filled decoration) technique) designated by Kagawa Prefecture
  • 2013
    Judge, 30th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works

Award

  • 1990
    Received the Asahi Shimbun Prize at the 7th Exhibition
    of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
  • 1999
    Received the Tokyo Board of Education Award at the 16th Exhibition
    of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
  • 2000
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the 17th Exhibition
    of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
  • 2005
    Received the Tokyo Board of Education Award at the 22nd Exhibition
    of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
  • 2006
    Received the Asahi Shimbun Prize at the 23rd Exhibition
    of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
  • 2008
    Received the Governor of Tokyo Prize at the 55th Japan Traditional
    Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2011
    Received the Kagawa Culture and Arts Award
  • 2011
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Incentive Award
    at the 58th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition