wamono art

Michito Taniguchi

  • Treasure on the shore, 2017
  • Bamboo (Madake)
    H 43 x30 x 33cm
  • There are many drifting objects on the beachfront. Seashells, stones, driftwood and glass bottles. Something with a sense of life or mysterious shape. I wonder what story they followed until they got to that beach. I do not know what has happened to these things in the past, but for me they are valuable just as they are. My heart is excited by the nostalgic feeling like keeping track of memories and by a new form.
  • Ebisu, 2016
  • Bamboo (Madake)
    H 38 x 23 x 12 cm
    Edition 5
  • Hiruko (later, Ebisu) was the very first god which made an appearance in Japanese myths, but faded over time. After a long time, however, the myth revived and Hiruko was worshipped by people as the god of Ebisu in various legends. Taniguchi, interested in this myth, challenged himself to visualize the lucky god of Ebisu.
Michito Taniguchi
Biography
1988
Born in Tottori, Japan
2011
Graduated from Oita Prefectural Technical Institute, Department of Bamboo Arts, Oita, Japan
2012
Graduated from Beppu Advanced Industrial Arts and Technology Institute, Department of Bamboo Arts, Oita, Japan
2012-14
Studied under Hajime Nakatomi, Bamboo Artist
2014
Oita Bamboo Art: From the Modern to the Future exhibition, Beppu City Museum, Oita, Japan
2015
Encouragement Award, 36th Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition, Kyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
2017
39th Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
​International Hokuriku Kogei Summit: World Kogei Selection of 100 Exhibition, Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Toyama, Japan
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