Hyoetsu Miki

  • Lacquerware
  • 1971 -
Hyoetsu Miki

Mainly producing lacquerware with wavy surfaces and those that are glossy. While respecting the traditional methods, techniques and material, I try to have an open mind and try to adopt things that I myself think would be good for the artwork.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Full Member of the Japan Sencha Kōgei Association
Kyoto City "DO YOU KYOTO?" Project Ambassador
Specially Appointed Associate Professor of Kyoto Arts and Crafts University
  • 1971 Born as the first son of Kyo lacquerware artist 3rd Generation Hyoetsu Miki (real name: Keigo)
  • 1994 Graduated from Kyoto Arts and Crafts University, Faculty of Art, Craft Department, Lacquerware major
  • 1995 Completed the Kyoto City Traditional Industry Lacquerware Training Course
  • 1997 "Three Generations with Urushi Lacquer" exhibition at Kyoto Takashimaya Art Gallery
  • 1998 Completed training at the Kagawa Urushi Lacquerware Institute
  • 2000 "Three Generations with Urushi Lacquer" 2nd exhibition at Kyoto Takashimaya Art Gallery
  • 2005 Takes the name "Keiraku"
  • 2008 "Urushi – Keiraku Miki Exhibition" at Kyoto Takashimaya Art Gallery
    "Urushi – Hyoetsu and Keiraku Miki Father and Son Exhibition" at Osaka Takashimaya, JR Nagoya Takashimaya Art Gallery
  • 2011 "Keiraku Miki Lacquerware Exhibition – Swaying Light" at Kyoto Takashimaya Art Gallery
  • 2012 "Hyoetsu and Keiraku Miki Father and Son Exhibition" at Osaka Takashimaya, JR Nagoya Takashimaya Art Gallery
    "Urushi – Quintet" exhibition at Kyoto Takashimaya Art Gallery
  • 2013 "JAPAN Elegance of Kyoto – Keiraku Miki and the World of Lacquer" exhibition at Kyoto Takashimaya Craft Salon, Tea Utensils Sales Floor
  • 2016 "Two Person Lacquerware Exhibition" at JR Nagoya Takashimaya Art Gallery
    "Urushi – Quintet" exhibition at Kyoto Takashimaya Art Gallery
  • 2019 "Two Person Lacquerware Exhibition" at JR Nagoya Takashimaya Art Gallery
  • 2020 "Hyoetsu and Keiraku Miki Father and Son Exhibition – Kyo Lacquerware, 4 Generations of Suceeding Hyoetsu and Lacquerware" at Kyoto Takashimaya Art Gallery
    Succeeded to the name "4th Generation Hyoetsu" in December
  • 2022 "Pleasant Lacquerware – 4th Generation Hyoetsu Name Succession Anniversary Exhibition" at Kyoto Takashimaya Art Gallery
  • Holding various group exhibitions etc.

  • 1994Received the Scholarship Award from the Japan Urushi Association
  • 1996Received the Minister of Education Incentive Award at the 10th Japan Sencha Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1999Received the Minister of Education Incentive Award at the 13th Japan Sencha Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2000Received the Kyoto Lacquerware Cooperative Association Chairman Award at the Uruoi Urushi Exhibition
  • 2001Received the Nikkei Inc. Award at the 30th Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2002Received the Japan Sencha Kōgei Association Incentive Award at the 16th Japan Sencha Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2003Received the Japan Senchado Federation Award at the 17th Japan Sencha Kōgei Exhibition
    Received the Kyoto City Mayor Award at the Uruoi Urushi Exhibition
  • 2004Received the MEXT Incentive Award at the 18th Japan Sencha Kōgei Exhibition
    Received the Chamber of Commerce President Award at the Uruoi Urushi Exhibition
  • 2005Received the Japan Kōgei Association Award at the 34th Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2007Received the Asunaro Award at the Masami Isoi Award Exhibition 2007
  • 2008Received the Uruoi Urushi Grand Award at the Uruoi Urushi Exhibition
  • 2009Received the Chairman Award at the Uruoi Urushi Exhibition
    Received the 27th Kyoto Cultural Award Incentive Award
    Received the Association Award at the 31st Kyoto Kogei Associaton Exhibition
    Received the Chairman Award at the Kyo Lacquerware Exhibition
  • 2010Received the Kyoto Kogei Biennale Excellence Award at the Kyoto Art for Tomorrow 2010 Exhibition
    Received the Shiga Prefectural Board of Education Award at the 39th Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2013Received the Incentive Award as Person of Merit in the Traditional Craft Industry for the year 2013 from the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • 2015Received the Geibunkyo Exhibition Excellence Award at the 1st Geibunkyo Exhibition
    Received the Chamber of Commerce President Award at the Uruoi Urushi Exhibition
  • 2019Received the Kyoto City New Artist Award for the year 2018
    Received the Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Award at the 48th Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art
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