photo Yutaka Amano

Yutaka Amano

I am enchanted and guided by the distinctive characteristics of many precious woods including keyaki (Japanese zelkova), and so my monozukuri (art of craftsmanship) is all about wood.

My lines flowing in harmony with the beauty of wood grains created by nature; my aim is to capture these two elements and with them give life to my works.

Works

Information

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

Career

  • 1953
    Born in Osaka City
  • 1972
    Entered the Department of Technology (Middle School Curriculum) at the Nara University of Education
  • 1976
    Decided to practice woodcrafts after being impressed by the “Tatsuaki Kuroda – His Humanity and Works Exhibition” at Hankyu Department Store
  • 1977
    Selected for the Nara Art Exhibition
  • 2000
    Studied under MURAYAMA Akira
  • 2001
    Selected for the 30th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition for the first time
    Selected for the 48th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • 2005
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Selected for the 10th Traditional Bamboo and Wood Exhibition
  • 2007
    Selected for the 11th Traditional Bamboo and Wood Exhibition
  • Selected for the Kyoto Municipal Art Exhibition, All Kansai Art Exhibition, Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition, and Japan Crafts Exhibition, among others

Award

  • Selected for the Japan Crafts Exhibition; awarded at the Nara Art Exhibition;
    selected for the All Kansai Art Exhibition; and many other exhibitions
  • 2001
    Selected for the 48th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (first time)
  • 2005
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association (Woodturning Crafts)
  • 2005
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award
    at the 10th Traditional Bamboo and Wood Exhibition
  • 2007
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award
    at the 11th Traditional Bamboo and Wood Exhibition
  • 2010
    Received the Osaka Board of Education Award
    at the 39th Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Branch Exhibition