photo Yuji Okado

Yuji Okado

I am influenced by the scenery I encounter while wandering by the seaside, or in the mountains and countryside, and also by the inspiration I receive from animals, and their harmony with nature; I aim to express these impressions in my own style by applying the traditional techniques of maki-e (sprinkled picture decoration).



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  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • Other


  • 1961
    Born in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture
  • 1980
    Studied under Maki-e master Suzuya Tetsugoro
  • 1993
    Completed the course at the Ishikawa Prefectural
    Institute of Lacquer Arts
  • Present
    Assistant lecturer at the Ishikawa Prefectural
    Institute of Lacquer Arts


  • 2009
    Received the Hokkoku Shimbun President’s Award at the Ishikawa Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2012
    Received the Incentive Award and the Wajima Museum of Urushi Art Award at the Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Urushi Works
  • 2014
    Received the Minister of Education, Science and Culture Prize at Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition