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Masaya Ike>Aspiration to Greatness

  • Aspiration to Greatness, 2014·2016
  • Bamboo (Madake)
    H 12 x 12 x 12 cm
  • This piece shows Ike’s aspiration to accumulate virtues and be of upstanding character. It uses both old and new techniques. The projections from the surface are made using an old technique called “Yahazu” but combining those projections together with wide bamboo strips is a new technical challenge.

Masaya Ike
Born in Fukuoka, Japan
Graduated from Oita Prefectural Technical Institute, Department of Bamboo Arts, Oita, Japan
Graduated from Beppu Advanced Industrial Arts and Technology Institute, Department of Bamboo Arts, Oita, Japan
New Face Award, 19th Japan Bamboo Arts Exhibition, Tochigi, Japan
New Wave: Oita Bamboo Art exhibition, Beppu City Museum, Oita, Japan
Japanese Bamboo and the World Expo: A Century of Discovery exhibition, Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego, USA
​International Hokuriku Kogei Summit: World Kogei Selection of 100 Exhibition, Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Toyama, Japan
​Judging Committee’s Special Award, ​22nd Japan Bamboo Arts Exhibition​, Tochigi, Japan
2018 -19
Japon-Japonismes, Objets inspirés 1867-2018, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France

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