photo Hisaya Tsukiji

Hisaya Tsukiji

In the main I make a substrate with the kanshitsu (dry lacquer) technique, and apply the kyushitsu (lacquering) technique to finish; I find this approach fascinating because it enables me to create the characteristic organic forms of the kanshitsu technique. I capture the motifs from the natural world, and strive to transmute them inside myself, so they are not overly realistic. The majority of my work is vermilion-lacquered with a burnished finish and no decoration; however, it can be said the organically-created flowing form itself is a decoration. I became fascinated by makie-e (sprinkled picture decoration) in my student days and I am also working on makie-e pieces.

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Lacquerware
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Japan Association for Urushi Cultural Heritage

Career

  • 1980
    Graduated from the Department of Crafts in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Tokyo University of the Arts
  • 1981
    Selected for the 21st Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition(Currently Eastern Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition)for the first time 
  • 1982
    Completed the Master’s Degree in Urushi-Art at the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
  • 1982
    Part-time assistant at the Basic Crafts Course in the Faculty of Fine Arts in the Tokyo University of the Arts (Up until 1984)
    Selected for the 29th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • 1983
    Hisaya Tsukiji Urushi Art Exhibition (Solo exhibition) held at Aoyama Tourindou. Held 4 times to date
  • 1985
    Hisaya Tsukiji Urushi Art Exhibition (Solo exhibition) held at Gendaikougei Fujinoya. Held 3 times to date
  • 1986
    Selected for the 3rd Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works for the first time
  • 1992
    Worked at the Educational Affairs Department at the Ishikawa Prefectural Institute of Wajima Lacquer Arts (Up until 2006)
    Selected for the 33rd Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • 2002
    Hisaya Tsukiji Urushi Art Exhibition (Solo exhibition) held at Ginza Gallery Tanaka. Held 2 times to date
  • 2009
    Hisaya Tsukiji and Nakajo Ihori Urushi Art Exhibition held at Ginza Gallery Tanaka
  • 2011
    Hisaya Tsukiji Urushi Art Exhibition (Solo exhibition) held at the Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Kogei Salon

Award

  • 1985
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Tokyo Branch Award at the 25th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 1987
    Received the Incentive Award at the 27th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
  • 1995
    Received the Hokkoku Shimbun Award at the 36th Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1999
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the 16th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
  • 2003
    Received the Asahi Shimbun Prize at the 20th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
    Received the Prince Takamatsu Memorial Prize at the 50th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2005
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the 46th Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2007
    Received the Tokyo Board of Education Award at the 24th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
  • 2011
    Received the Mitsukoshi Award at the 51st Eastern Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2012
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Incentive Award at the 59th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2013
    Received the 30th Anniversary Award at the 30th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works