- Dance, 2018Sold
- Bamboo (Madake) , rattan
H 47 x 61 x 56 cm
This work, “Dance” by Honda, expresses the moment that energy is being released.
Since his childhood, Honda has been interested in the whole of nature, while particularly loving creative activities such as drawing and craft.
Later he graduated from Oita bamboo craft training school and continued his study under the renowned bamboo artist, Niko Kadota (1907-1994).
When he became an independent artist, to begin with Honda was crafting exquisite but functional baskets.
From around 1999, he started to create art works inspired by his imagination using his techniques, and from then his talent quickly blossomed.
Honda’s work has now been added to the collections of important contemporary art collectors and several world famous museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Art Institute of Chicago.
- Born in Kagoshima, Japan
- Graduated from Oita Prefectural Beppu Advanced Occupational School, Department of Bamboo Craft Art, Oita, Japan
- The 14th Japan Traditional Craft Art Exhibition, Western Division
- Japan Kogei Association Award, The 16th Japan Traditional Craft Art Exhibition, Western Division
- The 17th Japan Traditional Craft Art Exhibition, Western Division
- Studied under Nikou Kadota, Bamboo Artist
- Governor of Oita Prefecture Award, The 21st Japan Traditional Craft Art Exhibition, Western Division
- The 35th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition
- The 36th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition
- The 4th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Wood and Bamboo Exhibition
- Finalist for Cotsen Bamboo Prize 2000
The 32nd Nitten Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (Since then his work was accepted by Nitten Exhibition in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006)
- The 40th Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (Since then his work was accepted by Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006)
- Finalist for Cotsen Bamboo Prize 2002
- Finalist for Cotsen Bamboo Prize 2004
- Celebrating the Next Generation of Japanese Bamboo Artists, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA
- New Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Masters, Japan Society, New York, USA
- Bamboo Traces - Contemporary International Bamboo Art & Craft Exhibition, National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, Taipei Branch, Taiwan
- Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
- Japanese Bamboo Art from New York: The Abbey Collection. Gifts to the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oita prefectural Art Museum, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Crafts Gallery, The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, Japan
- Public Collections
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA
Museum of Art and Design, USA
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA
de Young Museum, USA
Mint Museum, USA
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, USA
Minneapolis Institute of Art, USA
Beppu City Bamboo Craft Center, Japan