Koji Takeuchi

  • Lacquerware
  • 1957 -
Koji Takeuchi

Forming shapes freely during the kanshitsu process. Combining sharp straight lines with the soft forms.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Holder of Intangible Cultural Property of Kagawa Prefecture for "kyushitsu"
  • 1977 Studied under lacquerware artist Hisao Kasai
  • 1980 Started working at Kagawa Urushi Lacquerware Institute
  • 1982 Studied under lacquerware artist and Holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property, Mashiki Masumura
  • 1992 Artwork purchased by Takamatsu Art Museum
  • 1993 Submitted to "Nuances in Lacquer: 70 Years of Innovations" at the National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, Crafts Museum
  • 1995 Artwork purchased by the Imperial Household Agency
  • 1997 Evaluator at the 15th Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1999 Submitted to "100 Selections of Contemporary Japanese Craft Exhibition" at Mitsukoshi Etoile Museum, Paris
  • 2004 Evaluator at the 22nd Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2008 Evaluator at the 51st Shikoku Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2009 Designated as Holder of Intangible Cultural Property of Kagawa Prefecture for "kyushitsu"
    Artwork purchased by the Imperial Household Agency
  • 2011 Evaluator at the 54th Shikoku Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2014 Evaluator at the 57th Shikoku Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2018 Evaluator at the 61st Shikoku Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2021 Evaluator at the 68th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2022 "Koji Takeuchi Exhibition – Seeking the Beauty of Form" at the Kagawa Urushi Lacquerware Institute, Lacquerware Hall
  • 2023 "The World of Lacquerware – Koji Takeuchi Exhibition" at Bistro Angers (Marugame, Kagawa)
    Submitted to "Shippu Doto Urushi Exhibition" at Wajima Museum of Urushi Art
    Retired from Kagawa Urushi Lacquerware Institute
    Awarded as Person of Educational and Cultural Merit of Kagawa Prefecture

  • 1987Received the Japan Kōgei Association Incentive Award at the 34th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1990Received the Prince Takamatsu Memorial Award at the 37th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1993Recieved the Otomaru Lacquer Art Research Encouragement Fund
  • 1998Received the Incentive Award at the 41st Shikoku Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2000Received the Incentive Award at the 43rd Shikoku Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2002Received the Governor Award at the 67th Kagawa Prefectural Art Exhibition
  • 2004Received the Takamatsu Mitsukoshi Award at the 47th Shikoku Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2007Received the Isoi Joshin Award at the 50th Anniversary Shikoku Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2016Received the Incentive Award at the 81st Kagawa Prefectural Art Exhibition
  • 2019Received the Incentive Award at the 84th Kagawa Prefectural Art Exhibition

  • Takamatsu Art Museum
  • Imperial Household Agency
  • Agency for Cultural Affairs
  • Kagawa Urushi Lacquerware Institute
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