wamono art

  • Sky Window, 2019
  • Stoneware
    H 38 x 39 x 27
  • Ajiro plating morikago “Sea roar”, 2015- Archive -
  • Bamboo (Madake), ratten
    H 10 x 37.5 x 26 cm
  • Full-blown sail, 2019
  • Bamboo (Nemagaritake, Madake), rattan
    H 78 x 53 x 15 cm
  • Galaxy, 2019- Archive -
  • Bamboo (Madake) , rattan
    H 19.6 x 60 x 54 cm
  • Zephyr-Iris, 2018
  • Bamboo (Madake), rattan
    H 13 x 52 x  48cm
  • Untitled, 2014
  • Iron
    H 60 x diam 30 cm
  • W# TNK-04
  • Untitled, 2014
  • Iron
    H 60 x diam 30 cm
  • W# TNK-03
  • Shippomon Vessel, 2018
  • Urushi, hemp
    H 10 x 43 x 20 cm
    Edition 5 
  • Twilight, 2017
  • Bamboo (Madake)
    H 57 x 24.5 x 22 cm
  • W# IKM-07
  • Woman-Life, 2017- Archive -
  • Bamboo (Madake)
    H 61 x 28 x 20 cm
  • W# IKM-06
  • YOBITSUGI : Eternity, 2019
  • Glass, silver leaf
    H 38.5 x 17.5 x 17.5cm
  • Spring day, 2018- Archive -
  • Bamboo (Madake), rattan
    H 23 x 39 x 39 cm
  • Kizaki, who always wants to see his work convey a pleasant and bright feeling, says “I want to make a work that makes me feel happy”. Recently, he has wanted to express in his work emotions that are born from real-life experiences. In this piece, Kizaki imagines the feeling when he is touching a plant every day.
  • Dance, 2018- Archive -
  • 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.
  • Light and wind, 2018
  • Bamboo (Madake), rattan
    H 23 x 51 x 52 cm
  • Tokuzo's father, Shounsai Shono (1904-1974), was the first ever person to be designated as a living national treasure in bamboo art. He was the first artist to create sculptures using the beauty of bamboo. After graduating in the sculptural arts at Musashino Art University in 1964, Tokuzo became a student of his father Shounsai, and inherited the aesthetics and technique of Shounsai. His technique is to select the bamboo from his own bamboo grove, then cut, dry and leach out the oil and sugar content by heating. The preparation takes more than two years before the bamboo can be used, taking advantage of natural processes. This work works well with the beauty of the bamboo material and the characteristics of its flexibility. If the direction of the wind changes, the form of any one piece of bamboo can change the way the artist will then use that piece. The works of Tokuzo Shono are housed in the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museums of Fine Arts, Boston.
  • Sunrise Peak, 2018- Archive -
  • Bamboo (Madake), rattan
    H 28 x 40 x 40 cm
  • Fujitsuka is a fan of astronomy, chose bamboo art as the sort of work which he was able to complete by himself and control his own time. He became a disciple of Shodo Baba (1925-1996) in 1972. He notes that “Shodo Baba taught me to create my own original works without being influenced by other people”. Fujitsuka, who proved very skillful with his hands, was admitted to the Kanagawa Prefecture Art exhibition only six months after beginning his studies in bamboo art. This was unusually fast because it is said that it normally takes three years simply to acquire the technique by which bamboo is split into strips. This work, Sunrise Peak, uses the original technique that Fujitsuka has introduced from 2003. Each bamboo strip is cut to have a triangular shape, and then each surface is dyed with a different color. The overall shape and color of the work changes depending on the angle of the viewer. This is a work that combines the use of his unique technique with his perspectives of nature. Fujitsuka’s works can be seen in the Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan, the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, the Japan Foundation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and other important museums and institutions around the world.
  • Wind Rhythm, 2017
  • Bamboo (Nemagaritake, Madake)
    H 37.2 x 75 x 22 cm
  • Soaring into the sky, 1993- Archive -
  • Bamboo (Nemagaritake, Madake)
    H93 x 103 x 30 cm
  • This work, by Hideaki Honma, was completed in his third year as a full time artist with the goal of getting to the next level as an artist. Using dyed Nemagaritake as a main structure frame, the work was created using 2 mm wide Madake strips going through the main structure. Honma likes to take advantage of one of the key characteristics of bamboo, its strength. This has allowed him to create a dynamic work showing motion. Honma, who lives in Sado Island, Niigata Prefecture, was born there in 1959. He became a full time bamboo artist from 1987, having studied with Kazuaki Honma (1930-2017), his father. He saw very early success, being accepted for the Niigata Prefecture Exhibition in 1990. Honma has been winning major awards since then. In 2014 and 2018 his work was featured in the most important competition at the Japan Fine Arts Exhibition and won the highest award (Tokusen) in the competition. His work is now in the permanent collections of some of the most prestigious museums in the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Art Institute of Chicago and others.
  • Armored Form (Yorou-katachi), No.1, 2009
  • Urushi, plastic
    H 32.7 x 18.1 x 8.3 cm
    *Urushi: A natural resin lacquer made by the sap of the Urushi tree
  • Artist Statement: This work is made by lacquering each part of a commercially available plastic model one by one and assembling it at the end. For each unit, 144 parts need to be lacquered and  total of 1,440 parts for the series of 10 pieces are layered with 3 to 5 lacquer coatings each. Although this way of painting lacquer and the number of times are common, each is a unique piece as identified by the serial number from 0 to 9 using old Chinese numerals which is put in the right shoulder with gold maki-e. Han numerals are "零" , "壱" , "弐" , "参" , "肆" , "伍" , "陸" , "柒" , "捌" , "玖" respectively. I made the series of 10 pieces at the same time and this took seven months to complete.

      The message that I would like to convey through this work is the power that Urushi (Japanese lacquer) has, which is "to strengthen the image". The value of Urushi is not only that the crafts are brought about by precision craftsmanship, but also the unique characteristic of the surface of Urushi itself is to strengthen the image of the painted object. The character of this animation also has an intense image, but it does not exist in reality. I thought to make it real by applying Urushi to this non-existent "image". In Japan, Urushi is understood in the context of crafts, and there is a tendency to emphasize the artistic skills of craftsmen and the artist's own aesthetic sense, but I am more interested in the strength of the material image of Urushi itself. That is what I would like to convey as the true appeal of Urushi.

      Through this work, there was also a desire to be able to convey the appeal of Urushi, especially to those who are not normally interested in lacquer work and those overseas. Currently, Japan relies on importing 98% of lacquer and the lacquer industry cannot be said to be thriving. Also, due to aging of craftsmen who work with lacquer and the lack of successors, the industry itself is on the verge of disappearing. It is obvious that if this situation continues, it will not be possible to repair not only the crafts but even the cultural assets of the country. In addition to promoting arts and crafts, we need to create a new Urushi culture. I had it in my mind to alert many more people about the crisis situation of the lacquer craft in Japan in making this piece.

    This work is now in the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Canadian Museum of History, Quebec.

    Photo: Kenji Toki
  • YOBITSUGI : ‘Beauty in Imperfection’ Rock, 2017
  • Glass, gold leaf, silver leaf
    H 38 x 18 x 15cm
  • During an interview, Nishinaka said, “Actually I hate to smash the glasses I created with heart and soul, but to create something new, I need to destroy what I can create at this moment and I need to drive myself forward.” Nishinaka’s work is the way he lives.
  • Woman - Gracefulness, 2017
  • Bamboo (Madake)
    h 58 x 28 x 23 cm
  • 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.
  • Sacred Tree II, 2018
  • Bamboo (Madake), rattan
    h 34.5 x 28 x 28 cm
  • Corona of the sun, 2018
  • Bamboo (Madake)
    H 34.8 x 34.8 x 10 cm
    Edition 5
  • Path of Radiance, 2018
  • Stoneware
    H 25 x 31 x 20 cm
  • The concept of the work is the form where light and shadow mingle. In Japan we have a beautiful word “komorebi” which means sunshine streaming through foliage. I have taken an interest in the outline of an object that is accentuated by backlighting, and the contrast of light and shadow that changes depending on the angle of the light. The method I use to create the work is casting. This work has five elements that are joined together, then covered with glaze and fired in the oven.
  • YOBITSUGI: Fragrance of Spring Haze, 2015- Archive -
  • Glass, gold leaf, silver lead
    H 30.5 x 18.5 x 16.5 cm
  • YOBITSUGI : ‘Beauty in Imperfection’ Flame, 2017- Archive -
  • Glass, gold leaf, silver leaf
    H 26 x 19.5 x 19.5 cm
  • I am thinking of the old time when Japanese people found beauty in the fatal cracks on pottery. During the age of provincial wars, Samurai enjoyed tea in the middle of life or death fights. I often wonder what Samurai wanted to express by highlighting cracks with gold. With my own interpretation, I pursue the beauty of cracks based on the spirit of imperfect beauty. I smash the vase I have created and melt, then bond again. I express the blink of life with the fragility and strengths of glass.
  • Sinru - Flow of Spirit #9, 2017- Archive -
  • Iron
    H 21 x 37.5 x 19 cm
  • The title “Sinru” literally means the flow of an organism. I consider “Organism” as a phenomenon that various molecules interact with together to form a life. I felt this phenomenon in the iron material during my creation and I tried to express this through the feature of linear formation. “Heart (Sin)” is coming out of the edge of organic feeling of human beings. This is also the base of this creation.
  • Sinru - Flow of Spirit #14, 2017- Archive -
  • Iron
    H 19 x 28 x 25cm
  • The title “Sinru” literally means the flow of an organism. I consider “Organism” as a phenomenon that various molecules interact with together to form a life. I felt this phenomenon in the iron material during my creation and I tried to express this through the feature of linear formation. “Heart (Sin)” is coming out of the edge of organic feeling of human beings. This is also the base of this creation.
  • Sinru - Flow of Spirit #5, 2017- Archive -
  • Iron
    H 20 x 24 x 23cm
  • The title “Sinru” literally means the flow of an organism. I consider “Organism” as a phenomenon that various molecules interact with together to form a life. I felt this phenomenon in the iron material during my creation and I tried to express this through the feature of linear formation. “Heart (Sin)” is coming out of the edge of organic feeling of human beings. This is also the base of this creation.
  • Allure, 2017
  • Bamboo (Madake)
    h 43 x w 24 x d 22 cm
  • Shell'18 – Extrication, 2017
  • Ceramics
    H 26.5 x 65.5 x 19.5 cm
  • Tanoue says that Shell is the image of being born from an egg and the image of the source of life is the blue of the sea.

    W# TNU-07
  • Shell'17 – Extrication, 2017- Archive -
  • Ceramics
    H 31 x 35 x 32 cm
  • Tanoue says that Shell is the image of being born from an egg and the image of the source of life is the blue of the sea.

    W# TNU-02
  • Shell Dish Blue, 2017
  • Ceramics
    H 6.5 x 46 x 46cm
  • Tanoue says that Shell is the image of being born from an egg and the image of the source of life is the blue of the sea.

    W# TNU-04
  • Shell'17 - Extrication, 2017- Archive -
  • Ceramics
    H 28 x 36 x 33 cm
  • Tanoue says that Shell is the image of being born from an egg and the image of the source of life is the blue of the sea.
  • Nunome - Shippomon Vessel in Urushi and Hemp, 2012
  • Kanshitsu (Hemp Fiber Reinforced Urushi)
    H 13 x 32 x 32 cm
    Edition 5
  • It is a lucky pattern where circles are overlapping and connected. Kanji chinese character named Shippo is written as seven treasures, which is a Buddhist word that shows treasures such as gold, silver, pearls, agata, crystal, coral and lapis lazuli. It is a wish for family satisfaction and prosperity that such patterns should last forever.
  • Red Pool - Shippomon Vessel in Urushi and Hemp, 2012
  • Kanshitsu (Hemp Fiber Reinforced Urushi)
    H20.5 x 20.5 x 20.5 cm
    Edition 5
  • Toki is an artist who creates without the boundary between tradition and innovation. This piece is made using Kanshitsu, a traditional method applying Urushi tree sap (natural lacquer) to the structure of hemp fibers. The resulting material is then laser-cut and the parts are connected using three-dimensional software and structures developed by Toki himself. It is beautifully composed of lacquer red and “lucky” pattern Shippomon
  • Under the night sky, 2017
  • Bamboo (Madake), rattan
    H 32 x 32 x 18cm
    Edition 3
  • This piece evokes city scenes in the evening when buildings appear to line up. There are times when the buildings are clearly visible, some times when it is hazy, there are times when the lights are on, and other times when the buildings are dark. By randomly arranging bamboo hats of various sizes, the piece always reflects a different urban landscape.
  • Zephyr, 2017
  • Bamboo (Madake), rattan
    H 7 x w 50 x 50cm
    Edition 3
  • This represents a refreshing breeze on a sunny Spring day, and is made in 0.4-0.5mm thickness bamboo strips.
  • Heartwarming thing, 2017- Archive -
  • Bamboo (Madake), rattan
    H 37 x 34 x 34 cm
  • The theme of this piece is the things that give a person comfort or warm the heart, such as kind words from someone special, the feeling that hard work has paid off, or having friends that you share everything with.
  • 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.
  • Water Moon II, 2016- Archive -
  • Bamboo (Madake), rattan
    H 35 x 35 x 9.5 cm
    Edition 5
  • Kodama’s series is inspired from the beautiful nature shown in the reflection of the surface of a lake. In this work, the shadow of the moon and the water ripples seem as though they are in resonance.
  • Crystallized Memories, 2016- Archive -
  • Glass
    Diam. 13 cm
  • Katakura comments that this work exemplifies transient yet certain glittering feelings. This work, in how it shows a variety of expressions, allows us to visualize how things have various ways of being seen.
  • Flower Bud, 2016- Archive -
  • Bamboo (Madake), rattan
    H 34 x 52 x 52 cm
  • Flower Bud was made right before Okada set off as an independent artist and left his mentor, Jin Morigami. The work exemplifies his mind at that time as though a flower petal is blooming. Flower Bud was awarded the Oita prefectural governor prize at Lifestyle with Bamboo Art Crafts Exhibition, 2016.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sign, 2014
  • Bamboo (Madake), rattan
    H 39 x 22 x 22 cm
    Edition 10
  • Kizaki has been playing in the nature surrounding him since he was a child, catching insects, catching fish, picking greeneries and planting around his house. He would like to express the purity, strength and beauty of nature, and this piece embodies the time when a flower bud is about to bloom.
  • Kanru (Return of a current), 2014
  • Iron
    H 25.8 x 19 x 19.5 cm
  • The Japanese title Kanru symbolizes the inspiration that Tanaka had in creating this piece which is an image of a current returning to its source. It also echoes with his own experience in forging iron every day and seeking new directions in creation, and how it changes himself in the process.
  • Hikumo (Sun & Cloud), 2014- Archive -
  • Iron
    H 31.8 x 16.5 x 16.8 cm
  • Tanaka is expressing the natural organic substances that we see flowing using iron forging techniques with fire and hammer. The Japanese title of this piece “Hikumo” is from the word “Hi” = fire from the iron forging process and “Kumo” = cloud like floating substance or state. The sound of Hikumo also synchronizes with the sound and feel of this piece.
  • Water Moon III, 2016- Archive -
  • Bamboo (Susutake and Madake), leather thread
    H 14 x 23.5 x 23.5 cm
  • The middle layer expresses the water surface and depicts the reflecting shadow of the moon. The dappled brown bamboo found in the upper and lower layer is called Susutake, a precious bamboo in which its color is made by being smoked in an old Japanese house for over several hundreds of years.
  • Mononofu, 2015
  • Bamboo (Madake)
    H 20 x 41 x 19 cm
    Edition 3
  • Ike expresses the strength of the spirit in this piece. Mononofu means samurai in medieval Japanese. Ike’s original technique of mixing “Yahazu” with wide bamboo strips creates space surrounded by an impression of samurai armor. This expresses the calm state of one’s mind, but could also be translated as the spiritual state of nothingness. The curved arch on the underside also shows the flexibility of bamboo.
  • 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.
  • Woman, 2016- Archive -
  • Bamboo (Madake)
    H 43 x 24 x 22 cm
  • After abundant research, Ike used straight thin Takehigo (bamboo strips) and created a lithe organic sculpture almost as though made by clay. The recent changes in life of the artist, who recently started a family, can also be found in the work.
  • Blossoming Towards the Sky, 2014
  • Bamboo (Madake), rattan
    H 45 x 25 x 25 cm
    Edition 10
  • Beppu city in Oita Prefecture, where Matsuda is currently based, is surrounded by mountains on the west and by the Bay of Oita in the east. Matsuda was inspired by the fireworks that he saw one winter over the Bay of Oita. The feeling of beauty that he felt is exemplified in this piece. This piece shows bamboo art’s delicate lines and its flexibility as an art medium.
wamono art
Biography
1942
Born in Oita, Japan
1964
Graduated in the sculptural arts at Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan
Studied under Shounsai Shono, Bamboo Artist
1974
Started as an artist after Shounsai’s death
1979
The 11th Nitten Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (Since then his work is accepted by Nitten Exhibition every year)
1980
The 2nd Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (Since then his work is accepted by Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition every year)
1990
Member Award, The 12th Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition , Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1993
Member Special Award, The 15th Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition , Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1996
Nippon Breadcasting System Award, The 22nd Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition , Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1998
Tokusen Award, The 30th Nitten Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2001
Shapes Have Nuances - Tokuzo Shono Exhibition, Oita Art Museum, Oita, Japan
2008
New Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Masters, Japan Society, New York, USA
2013
Fired Earth, Woven Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics and Bamboo Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
2015
Opening Exhibition vol. 1 “Modern: Blossoming Garden – Oita World Museum – Oita & World 200 Masterpieces”, Oita Prefectural Art Museum, Oita, Japan
2016
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award, The 38th Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition, The National Art Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2017-18
Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
2019-20
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
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA
Muzeum Sztuki i Techniki Japonskiej Manggha, Poland
Oita Prefectural Art Museum, Japan
Oita Art Museum, Japan
wamono art
Biography
1951
Born in Kagoshima, Japan
1978
Graduated from Oita Prefectural Beppu Advanced Occupational School, Department of Bamboo Craft Art, Oita, Japan
1979
The 14th Japan Traditional Craft Art Exhibition, Western Division
1981
Japan Kogei Association Award, The 16th Japan Traditional Craft Art Exhibition, Western Division
1982
The 17th Japan Traditional Craft Art Exhibition, Western Division
1985
Studied under Nikou Kadota, Bamboo Artist
1986
Governor of Oita Prefecture Award, The 21st Japan Traditional Craft Art Exhibition, Western Division
1988
The 35th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition
1989
The 36th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition
1990
The 4th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Wood and Bamboo Exhibition
2000
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)
2001
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)
2002
Finalist for Cotsen Bamboo Prize 2002
2004
Finalist for Cotsen Bamboo Prize 2004
2007
Celebrating the Next Generation of Japanese Bamboo Artists, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA
2008
New Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Masters, Japan Society, New York, USA
2017
Bamboo Traces - Contemporary International Bamboo Art & Craft Exhibition, National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, Taipei Branch, Taiwan
2017-18
Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
2019-20
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
wamono art
Biography
1949
Born in Hokkaido, Japan
1972
Studied under Shodo Baba, Bamboo Artist
1973
Kanagawa Prefecture Art Exhibition, Kanagawa, Japan
1992
Encouragement Award, The 15th Japan Traditional Craft Arts, New Work Exhibition
1993
Governor of Tokyo Award, The 40th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition
1994
Commissioner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs Award, The 6th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Wood and Bamboo Exhibition
2002
Finalist for Cotsen Bamboo Prize 2002
2004
Part time instructor, Tokyo University of the Arts
2006
Beyond Basketry, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Joined successor development program for Important Intangible Cultural Property (Bamboo Crafts)
2007-14
Contemporary Japanese Crafts, Organized by Japan Foundation. Mershikov Palace, Russia, Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Sweden
The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, Belarus, Brunei Museum, Brunei, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Thailand
Museum of Decorative Arts, Cuba, National Museum, Georgia, Instituto Giapponese de Cultura, Italy, and 32 more venues
2008
New Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Masters, Japan Society, New York, USA
2009
MOA Museum of Art Award, The 49th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition, Eastern Division
2011
Governor of Tokyo Award, The 58th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition
2012
Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon
2013
Fired Earth, Woven Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics and Bamboo Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
From Crafts to Kogei in Commemoration of the 60th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
2014
The 19th MOA Okada Mokichi Award Exhibition, MOA Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan
2017
Japan Art Craft Association Award, Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition, Eastern Division
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award, The 16th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Wood and Bamboo Exhibition
2017-18
Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
2019
Grand Prize, The 39th Traditional Culture Pola Award
2019-20
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 National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
The Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan
The Japan Foundation
MOA Museum of Art, Japan
The Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Japan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA
wamono art
Biography
1959
Born in Nigata, Japan
1987
Studied under Kazuaki Honma, Bamboo Artist
1990
Prefecture Exhibition, Niigata, Japan
1991
The 30th Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1992
The 24th Nitten Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (Since then his work is accepted by Nitten Exhibition every year)
Incentive Award, Prefecture Exhibition, Niigata, Japan
1993
Incentive Award, Prefecture Exhibition, Niigata, Japan
1994
Contemporary Arts and Crafts Award, The 33rd Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1996
Prefecture Exhibition Award, Prefecture Exhibition, Niigata, Japan
2007
Celebrating the Next Generation of Japanese Bamboo Artists, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA
2008
New Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Masters, Japan Society, New York, USA
2010
Honma Hideaki Bamboo Art Exhibition, Tsubame Industrial Materials Museum, Niigata, Japan
2011
Full member Award, The 50th Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2013
Bird in the Art of Japan, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
2014
Governor of Tokyo Award, The 53rd Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Tokusen Award, The 1st Reorganized New Nitten Exhibition, The Japan Fine Arts Exhibition, The National Art Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2017-18
Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
2019-20
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
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
The Art Institute of Chicago, USA
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA
Minneapolis Institute of Art, USA
wamono art
Biography
1978
Born in Hyogo, Japan
2002
Graduated from Department of Arts and Crafts, Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts, Okayama, Japan
Mayor’s Prize, Amagasaki City Exhibition, Amagasaki Cultural Center, Hyogo, Japan
2003
Mayor’s Prize, Amagasaki City Exhibition, Amagasaki Cultural Center, Hyogo, Japan
2004
Amagasaki Art Association Exhibition, Amashin Museum, Hyogo, Japan
Human Art Exhibition, L-Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Kansai Peace Art Exhibition, Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts, Osaka, Japan
2005
Amagasaki Arts and Cultural Association Exhibition, Amagasaki Cultural Center, Hyogo, Japan
2007
A-21 International Art Exhibition, Gallery CASO, Osaka, Japan
2008
Companionship Exhibition of Japan and Korea Contemporary Art, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
2010
3rd Kobe Shimbun Prize, The 48th Hyogo Prefectural Exhibition, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo Japan
2011
Osaka Mayor’s Award, The 75th Jiyu Bijutsu Art Exhibition, The National Art Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2012
Amagasaki Art Festival, Amagasaki Cultural Center, Hyogo, Japan
Kyoto Prefectural Fine Arts and Crafts Exhibition, The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
2016
New Face Award in Kinki Exhibition, The 55th Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2017
New Face Award of Gendai-Kogei, The 56th Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
The 4th Reorganized New Nitten, The Japan Fine Arts Exhibition, The National Art Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2018
The 57th Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition, The National Art Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2019
KOGEI of Amagasaki Exhibition, Amagasaki Cultural Center, Hyogo, Japan
The 8th Kikuchi Biennale, Musée Tomo, Tokyo, Japan
wamono art
Biography
1964
Born in Wakayama, Japan
1983
Entered faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hoshi University of Pharmacy, Tokyo, Japan
1986
Studied Chinese Literature, Northwest University, Xi’an, China
1988
Graduated faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hoshi University of Pharmacy, Tokyo, Japan
1989-90
Worked at Kagami Crystal Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
1991-94
Studied art of sculpture and glass, California College of the Arts, California, U.S.A.
1994
Art Now Kanazawa: 33rd Hokuriku Chunichi Art Exhibition, Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, Ishikawa, Japan
1995
Glass in Japan, Museo de Segovia, Segovia, Spain
1995-97
Teaching Assistant, Toyama City Institute of Glass Art, Toyama, Japan
1997
Grand Prix, 1st Contemporary Glass Exhibition in Satsuma, Satsumacho Glass History Museum, Kagoshima, Japan
Art Now Kanazawa: 36th Hokuriku Chunichi Art Exhibition, Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, Ishikawa, Japan
1998
Established Yukito Nishinaka Studio, Chiba, Japan
1999
5th Feeling of Beauty- Kogei Exhibition, Takashimaya, Tokyo, Yokoyama, Osaka and Kyoto, Japan
Glass '99 in Japan – Splendor of the Unknown, Odakyu Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2000
Japanese Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition, Onoda Sunpark, Yamaguchi, Japan
Years of Japanese Glass: From the Yayoi Period to the Present Day, Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo and Osaka, Japan
2001
Beauty of Glass Exhibition, Himeji City Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan
Second Prize, Wakaura Site Contest, Wakayama City, Wakayama, Japan
1st Japan Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition in Onoda, Onoda City Kirara Koryukan, Yamaguchi, Japan
2005
Nishinaka Yukito Glass Exhibition, Honen-in Temple, Kyoto, Japan
2006
Kinokuni Achievemen Award, Wakayama Culture and Arts Center, Wakayama, Japan
2008
Culture Achievement Award, Wakayama City, Wakayama, Japan
2010
Special Jury Prize, Blamagurankai 8, Sapporo Art Park Craft Hall, Hokkaido, Japan
2011
Okuwa Culture Achievement Award, Okuwa Educational and Cultural Promotion Foundation, Wakayama, Japan
2012
5th The Exhibition of Contemporary Glass Koganezaki 2012, Koganezaki Crystal Park, Shizuoka, Japan
2014
Nishinaka Yukito Exhibition, Tamesaburo Memorial Museum in Furukawa Art Museum, Aichi, Japan
2016
Nishinaka Yukito Exhibition, Daikokuya, Tochigi, Japan
2017
3rd Triennale of Kogei in Kanazawa, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
Nishinaka Yukito: Eternity Captured in a Moment - Stepping into a Meditative Space of Glass Art, Nihonbashi Takashimaya, Tokyo, Japan
Naruto Art Gate Illumination 2017, Naruto City Muyagawa Shinsui Park, Tokushima, Japan
2018 -19
Japon-Japonismes, Objets inspirés 1867-2018, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
2019
Living Kogei: Contemporary Japanese Craft from The Ise Collection, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Public and Private Collections
Fundacion Centro Nacional del Vidrio, Segovia, Spain
Toyama Glass Art Museum, Japan
Sapporo Art Park Craft Hall, Japan
Satsuma Glass Museum, Japan
Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Yamaha Music Foundation, Japan
Joryuji Temple, Japan
Daikokuya Collection, Japan
Musée Cernuschi, France
wamono art
Biography
1969
Born in Kyoto, Japan
1994
Graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts, Department of Crafs, Urushi lacquering, Japan
Hiradate Award, Graduation exhibition, Kyoto City University of Arts
1996
Graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts, Master’s course, Department of Crafts, Urushi lacquering.
Scholarship Award, Japan Urushi Association
1996-98
Lecturer of Urushi lacquering, Kyoto City University of Arts
1998
First Prize, Kyoto Prefectural Art and Crafts Exhibition, Japan
8th Arts Festival, Kyou Exhibition, Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
2000
2000 Selected New Art exhibition, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Japan
2000-
Lecturer of Sculpture course, Kyoto University of Art & Design, Kyoto, Japan
2001
2001 Selected Art and Crafts exhibition, The Museum of Kyoto, Japan
2002
2002 Selected Art and Crafts exhibition, The Museum of Kyoto, Japan
Toki Kenji Exhibition, INAX gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Message of Urushi from Kyoto Exhibition, The Museum of Kyoto, Japan
Research fellow, University of Surrey, UK
2003
Latency – Kenji Toki Japanese Lacquer Works exhibition, The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College, UK
2004
The Daiwa Angle-Japanese Foundation Grant, UK
Japan Foundation’s Dispatch Fellowship
2006
DOMANI Tomorrow Exhibition, Sompo Japan Seiji Togo Memorial Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2010
Aizu Urushi Art Festival exhibition, Fukushima Museum, Japan
2012
Shippoumontai kanshitsu touki exhibition, Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano, Japan
2013
Graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts, Doctoral course, Research Fields of Urushi lacquering
Materializing exhibition, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of The Arts, Japan
Materializing exhibition, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of The Arts, Tokyo, Japan
2016
Liquid to Solid Kenji Toki x Mitsuhiro Kanada URUSHI composite structure exhibition, AXIS Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2017​
Kanshitsu Exhibition, Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo, Ishikawa, Japan
International Hokuriku Kogei Summit: World Kogei Selection of 100 Exhibition, Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Toyama, Japan
2018 -19
Japon-Japonismes, Objets inspirés 1867-2018, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
Public Collections
Kyoto Prefectural Education Center, Japan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, USA
Victoria and Albert Museum, UK
Canadian Museum of History, Canada
Museo de Arte Moderno La Casa de Japan, Argentina
wamono art
Biography
1976
Born in Kyoto, Japan
1999
Graduated from Doshisha University, Faculty of Theology, Kyoto, Japan
2003
Graduated from Kyoto Saga Art College, Department of Art, Ceramics course, Kyoto, Japan
Kyou Exhibition 2003, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
41st Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition, Orgainized by Asahi Newspaper
2005
Jury’s special Award, 7th International Ceramic Exhibition, Ceramic Park MINO, Gifu, Japan
2006
New Wave: Selected Artists in Kyoto, The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
24th Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition, Orgainized by Asahi Newspaper
6th Masuko Ceramic Exhibition, Masuko Ceramic Museum, Tochigi, Japan
2008
Excellence Award and Mainichi Newspaper Award. 19th Japan Ceramic Exhibition, Daimaru Museums, Osaka and Tokyo, Japan
Insentive Award, 45th Asahi Ceramic Exhibition, Orgainized by Asahi Newspaper
28th Chozasho Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art and Centrair Gallery, Aichi, Japan
1st Kobe Biennale contemporary Ceramics, Kobe Meriken Park, Hyogo, Japan
2008
Techniques and Materials of Ceramic Exhibition, The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, Japan
2009
2nd Kobe Biennale contemporary Ceramics, Kobe Meriken Park, Hyogo, Japan
New Wave: Selected Artists in Kyoto from the collection of Kyoto Prefecture, Former main hall, Kyoto Prefectural Office Building, Kyoto, Japan
2010-
Lecturer at Kyoto Saga Art College (current Saga Art College), Kyoto, Japan
2010
2010 Kyoto Kougei Biennale, The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
La Ceramique Japonaise, Association Culturelle Franco-Japonaise de Tenri, Espace Aulturel Bertin Poiree, Paris, France
2011
History of modern ceramics in Japan - From Kenkichi Tomimoto to Kazuo Yagi and contemporary ceramists-The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, Japan
Moderne Japanische Keramik, Tenri Japanisch-Deutsche Kultur Werkstatt, Germany
Philosophy of Eyes: 40 years of Kyoto Saga Art College, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
2012
Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Collection of Gordon Brodfuehrer, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, USA
2015
La Ceramique Japonaise, Association Culturelle Franco-Japonaise de Tenri, Paris, France
Elements in Harmony: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics. Collection of Richard B. McMahon, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
2015
Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition 2015 XXIII, Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum, Japan
Dialogue with materials: Contemporary Japanese Arts and Crafts, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey
59 Premio Faenza, The International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy
2016
A Resonance of Clay: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the collection of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz, Phoenix Art Museum, USA
2017
Japan Style, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, USA
Special Judge’s Award (Judge: Yoshitomo Nara), International Ceramics Festival ’17 Mino, Gifu, Japan
Special Judges’ Award Selected by Yoshitomo Nara, ​The 11 th International Ceramic Competition Mino, Japan Exhibition, Ceramic Park Mino, Gifu, Japan
Public Collections
The Museum of Kyoto, Japan
The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, Japan
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA
Minneapolis Institute of Art, USA
Tweed Museum of Art, USA
Phoenix Art Museum, USA
Cincinnati Art Museum, USA
wamono art
Biography
1992
Born in Hokkaido, Japan
2014
RE: animal exhibition, Subway Gallery M, Kanagawa, Japan
2015
Diverse expressions in glass exhibition, Nagaike Park Nature Hall, Tokyo, Japan
2016
Graduated from Dept. of Glass work, Faculty of Art and Design, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan
Joined Azumino Glass Studio, Nagano
wamono art
Biography
1972
Born in Chiba, Japan
1995
Graduated from Chiba University, Faculty of Engineering, Division of Information Engineering, Chiba, Japan
2012
Graduated from Oita Prefectural Technical Institute, Department of Bamboo Arts, Oita, Japan
2013
Graduated from Beppu Advanced Industrial Arts and Technology Institute, Department of Bamboo Arts, Oita, Japan
2014
New Face Award, 19th Japan Bamboo Arts Exhibition, Tochigi, Japan
2014-16
Studied under Jin Morigami, Bamboo Artist
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
2016
Oita prefectural governor prize, 52nd Lifestyle with Bamboo Art Crafts Exhibition, Oita, Japan
Traditional Craft Products Industry Promotion Association Award, 2016 Whole Country Officially Designated Traditional Craft Products Open Call for Participants Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2017
Beppu Chamber of Commerce President Award, 53rd Lifestyle with Bamboo Art Crafts Exhibition, Oita, Japan
2019
Next Generation, Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Crafts Center, Oita, Japan
wamono art
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
Studied under Soho Katsushiro at the Important Intangible Cultural Asset “Bamboo work” Successor Training Workshop
2019
Next Generation, Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Crafts Center, Oita, Japan
wamono art
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
2018
40th Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2019
40th Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
​Next Generation, Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Crafts Center, Oita, Japan
wamono art
Biography
1976
Born in Oita, Japan
2009
Graduated from Oita Prefectural Technical Institute, Department of Bamboo Arts, Oita, Japan
2009-
Studied under Tokuzo Shono, Bamboo Artist
2010
Encouragement Award, 31st Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition, Kyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
2011
33rd Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2012
Encouragement Award, 33rd Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition, Kyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
Study in Oita and to be brilliant, Oita Prefectural Art Museum, Oita, Japan
10th Japan Craft Arts Wood and Bamboo Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2013
Encouragement Award, 35th Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
Member's Effort Award, 34th Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition, Kyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
Emerging Bamboo Exhibition, TAI Gallery, USA
2014
The Hakone Open-air Museum's Encouragement Award, 36th Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
Saga Newspaper Award, 35th Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition, Kyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
Oita Bamboo Art: From the Modern to the Future exhibition, Beppu City Museum, Oita, Japan
Oita's Art Moment, Japanese American Cultural Community Center, USA
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
2016
38rd Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2017
The Hakone Open-air Museum Incentive Award, 39th Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
​The 4th Reorganized New Nitten, The Japan Fine Arts Exhibition, The National Art Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2018
Japan New Craft Arts Award, 40th Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2018 -19
Japon-Japonismes, Objets inspirés 1867-2018, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
2019
Next Generation, Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Crafts Center, Oita, Japan
wamono art
Biography
1981
Born in Tokyo, Japan
2000
Graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan Kogei High School, Department of Art Crafts, Metal crafts, Tokyo, Japan
2000-01
Studied under Io Kenji, Metal Artist
2003
Graduated from National Takaoka Junior College (present: University of Toyama), Department of Industrial Art and Design, Metal Crafts course, Toyama, Japan
2005-11
Studied under Nobuo Matsuoka, Metal Artist
2011
Established studio, Sa/Hi, Tokyo, Japan
2012
Iron works by Sa/Hi Tanaka Jun exhibition, Yagumosaryo, Tokyo, Japan
2013
Iron and Aluminum works exhibition, Gallery Mitate, Tokyo, Japan
2014
Forest exhibition, Sundries, Tokyo, Japan
Tanaka Jun exhibition, Utsuwa hase, Nagoya, Japan
Commission Works (art works and various building metal materials)
2009-13
Yagumosaryo, Tokyo, Japan
2014
Moriiro, Soba restaurant, Tokyo, Japan
2015
R.Torso.C residence, Tokyo, Japan
Ishi no kura restaurant, Tochigi, Japan
2016
Trellis, Nishiazabu residence, Tokyo, Japan
wamono art
Biography
1976
Born in Saitama, Japan
2010
Graduated from Oita Prefectural Technical Institute, Department of Bamboo Arts, Oita, Japan
2013
Emerging Bamboo Exhibition, TAI Gallery, USA
2014
Oita Bamboo Art: From the Modern to the Future exhibition, Beppu City Museum, Oita, Japan
Oita’s Art Moment, Japanese American Cultural Community Center, Los Angeles, USA
2019
Next Generation, Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Crafts Center, Oita, Japan
wamono art
Biography
1983
Born in Fukuoka, Japan
2012
Graduated from Oita Prefectural Technical Institute, Department of Bamboo Arts, Oita, Japan
2013
Graduated from Beppu Advanced Industrial Arts and Technology Institute, Department of Bamboo Arts, Oita, Japan
2014
New Face Award, 19th Japan Bamboo Arts Exhibition, Tochigi, 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
​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
wamono art
Biography
1969
Born in Oita, Japan
1994
Graduated from Dept. of Design, Specialized in Craft Arts, Musashino Art University Junior College of Art and Design, Tokyo, Japan
2010
Graduated from Oita Prefectural Technical Institute, Department of Bamboo Arts, Oita, Japan
2013-
Technical skill instructor, Oita Prefectural Technical Institute, Department of Bamboo Arts, Oita, Japan
2014
Oita Bamboo Art: From the Modern to the Future exhibition, Beppu City Museum, Oita, Japan
Oita’s Art Moment, Japanese American Cultural Community Center, Los Angeles, USA
2015
New Wave: Oita Bamboo Art exhibition, Beppu City Museum, Oita, Japan

© wamono art 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.