photo Tanekuni Koyanagi

Tanekuni Koyanagi

Maki-e (sprinkled picture decoration) took hold in the Edo and Meiji periods; I want to reexamine the concepts underlying the techniques and materials, and their application from the perspective of maki-e being a true part of contemporary Japanese culture.

Works

Information

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

Career

  • 1944
    Born in Tokyo
  • 1963
    Graduated from the Arts Course at the Tokyo Metropolitan Komaba Senior High School
  • 1966
    Participated in the restoration and repair works on the National Treasure Chuson-ji Konjiki-do
  • 1967
    Studied as an apprentice under OOBA Shogyo (Upon MATSUDA Gonroku’s instruction)
  • 1968
    Selected for the 16th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition at the first attempt
  • 1971
    Assisted TAGUCHI Yoshikuni in the repair works on “Kyocho Taikan” displayed at the Okura Museum of Art (Upon MATSUDA Gonroku’s instruction)
  • 1973
    Participated in the production of sacred treasures for the Shikinen Sengu at Ise Jingu
  • 1974
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1977
    Engaged in lacquerwork restorations of Cultural Properties (Tokyo National Museum Lacquerwork Restoration Department) until 1993
    1978: His work was purchased by the Crown Prince, to be offered as a gift to the Queen of the Netherlands upon his visit to the Netherlands
  • 1981
    Completed the Training Course in Repairing Cultural Assets (Art Crafts) held by the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Certification No. 3)
  • 1983
    1st All-Japan Traditional Arts and Crafts Selected Artists Exhibition (Hosted by Mainichi Shimbun)
  • 1984
    2nd All-Japan Traditional Arts and Crafts Selected Artists Exhibition (Hosted by Mainichi Shimbun)
  • 1986
    Judge for the first time at the Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
  • 1987
    Judge for the first time at the 34th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1988
    Secretary at the Japan Kogei Association Urushi Works Section
  • 1992
    Completed restoration works on the Shell Inlaid Octagonal Pedestal, a National Treasure, at the Chuson-ji Sutra Repository (In charge of lacquerwork)
    Director at the Japan Kogei Association -2000
  • 1995
    Submitted to the Setagaya Art Exhibition (Submitted successively until the final exhibition)
  • 1996
    His work was collected by the Setagaya Art Museum
  • 2003
    Selected to submit to the “Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan – Celebrating 50 Years of the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition”
  • 2007
    Adviser at the Japan Association for Urushi Cultural Heritage Donated his work to the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art
  • 2009
    Lecturer of the children’s workshop at the Heisen Exhibition, hosted by NHK and the Setagaya Art Museum
  • 2012
    Donated his work to the Wajima Museum of Urushi Art

Award

  • 1973
    Awarded at the 20th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1974
    Awarded at the 21st Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition