photo Iori Nakajo

Iori Nakajo

I portray animals and plants found in our lives by using the thick-shelled raden (mother-of-pearl inlay) and maki-e (sprinkled picture decoration) techniques and incorporate every day scenes of nature into my works. When creating containers I mainly apply the kanshitsu (dry lacquer) technique, and aim at bringing out to the fullest extent the potential of the materials by integrating the light of turban shells into the background lacquer color of the free-form surface.

Works

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Information

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

Career

  • 1992
    Graduated from the Special Course at the Ishikawa Prefectural Institute of Wajima Lacquer Arts
    Selected for the 33rd Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time. Selected 8 times to date
  • 1993
    Selected for the 10th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works for the first time. Selected 19 times to date
  • 1995
    Completed the Maki-e Course at the Ishikawa Prefectural Institute of Wajima Lacquer Arts
  • 1996
    Studied under Important Intangible Cultural Property (Raden) Holder KITAMURA Shosai -1999
    (Agency for Cultural Affairs’ Domestic Art Intern in 1996)
  • 1997
    Selected for the 26th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Branch Exhibition for the first time. Selected twice to date
  • 1999
    Assistant lecturer at the Ishikawa Prefectural Institute of Wajima Lacquer Arts -2005
  • 2000
    Selected for the 47th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time. Selected 6 times to date
  • 2007
    Selected for the 47th Exhibition of New Works of Traditional Art Crafts (Presently Eastern Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition) for the first time. Selected 6 times to date
  • 2013
    Judge at the 53rd Eastern Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition

Award

  • 1997: Received the Japan Kogei Association Kinki Branch Incentive Award at the 26th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Branch Exhibition
    2000: Received the Asahi Shimbun Prize at the 17th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
    2010: Received the Wajima Museum of Urushi Art Award at the 28th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
    2011: Received the Asahi Shimbun Prize at the 29th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
    2012: Received the Japan Kogei Association Eastern Japan Branch Award 52nd Eastern Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition