wamono art

Hirokazu Amitani

  • Sacred Tree II, 2018
  • Bamboo (Madake), rattan
    h 34.5 x 28 x 28 cm
    Edition 3
  • Wood and fountain garden, 2017
  • Bamboo (Madake), ratten
    H 20 x 26 x 15 cm
    Edition 3
  • Amitani likes to create boxes. This piece evokes nature such as woods and water springs, but in a beautiful and abstract way in the restricted form of a box.
  • Sacred Tree, 2016
  • Bamboo (Madake), rattan
    H 25 x 23 x 23 cm
    Edition 3
  • Amitani, born in Kyoto, is interested in shrines and temples. This work is inspired from a sacred tree. It visualizes the power hidden within silence.
Hirokazu Amitani
Biography
1971
Born in Kyoto, Japan
2004
Attended Traditional Arts Super College of Kyoto, Department of Craft Arts, Specialized in Bamboo Arts, Kyoto, Japan
2008
Nantan Mayor’s Award, 12th Graduation Exhibition, Traditional Arts Super College of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Graduated from Traditional Arts Super College of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
2011
Participated in Successor Training Program (One of the programs of Beppu Advanced Industrial Arts and Technology Institute, Department of Bamboo Arts), Oita, Japan
2011-14
Studied under Jin Morigami, Bamboo Artist
2013
48th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition, Western Division, Fukuoka, Japan
2014
49th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition, Western Division, Fukuoka, Japan
61st Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2015
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
2017-18
Joined successor development program for Important Intangible Cultural Property (Bamboo Crafts), Tochigi, Japan
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