photo Kiun Nitta

Kiun Nitta

As the main material, NITTA uses precious imported hardwood (rosewood, ebony, Bombay blackwood, or Burmese rosewood), and employs traditional techniques to create modern works by applying thin-line inlay with Japanese boxwood. He produces many different types of work ranging in size from side boards to tea scoops. In 2007 or so, NITTA started incorporating his own ideas into his pieces.

Works

Information

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

Career

  • 1944
    Born in Yahata Village, Arida County, Wakayama Prefecture
  • 1952
    Graduated from the Crafts Course at the Wakayama Technical High School
  • 1952
    Entered SANYO Electric Co., Ltd
  • 1970
    Entered the world of Karaki woodwork under his father Nitta Ryuzo
  • 1980
    Became independent and started producing works
  • 1985
    First solo exhibition. Held 17 solo exhibitions at locations such as Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi and Namba Takashimaya
  • 1986
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time. Selected 26 times to date
  • 1989
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1995
    Received the Arita City Cultural Award
  • 2000
    Received the title of Master Craftsman from Wakayama Prefecture
  • 2009
    His work received the Minister of Education, Science and Culture Prize and was purchased by the Agency for Cultural Affairs
  • 1965
    Born in Gojo-zaka, Kyoto
    Studied under KIMURA Morinobu
  • 1990
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1995
    Selected for the Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition
  • 1996
    Submitted to the “Horaikai Exhibition” hosted by Shimizu Uichi
  • 1999
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 2000
    Selected for the Contemporary Tea Ceramics Exhibition
  • 2003
    Solo exhibition at Shibuya Kurodatoen
  • 2006
    Appeared on the “Utsuwa Yume Kobo” on NHK BS-2 Broadcast
  • 2009
    Solo exhibition at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi

Award

  • 1988
    Received the Special Prize (Governor’s Award) at the 42nd Wakayama Prefectural Art Exhibition
  • 1989
    Received the Osaka Board of Education Award at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition
  • 1990
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the Traditional Bamboo and Wood Exhibition
    Received the Tanko Award and the Bronze Award at the ’90 Arts of the Tea Ceremony for Tomorrow Exhibition
  • 1991
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition
  • 1992
    Received the Incentive Award at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Tanko Special Grand Prize, the Hounsai Sensoshitsu Master’s Award, and the Special Prize at the Tanko Biennale
  • 1994
    Received the Nara Board of Education Superintendent’s Award at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition
    Received the Asahi Shimbun Prize at the Traditional Bamboo and Wood Exhibition
  • 1996
    Received the Sado Art Grand Prize at the Tanko Biennale
  • 2008
    Received the Minister of Education, Science and Culture Prize at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition