Osamu Mizukami

  • Lacquerware
  • 1956 -
Osamu Mizukami

Using nature of the four seasons as the theme for my designs. I want to express the shine, expressions, signs of presence, energy, transience and rhythm that can be felt when being surrounded by Mother Nature with decorations in my artwork.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Emeritus Professor at Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts
Director of the Japan Cultural Property Lacquer Association
Member of the Japan Urushi Association
Member of the Academy of Lacquer Research
  • 1956 Born in Kanagawa Prefecture
  • 1981 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Crafts, Urushi Art major
  • 1983 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Urushi Art Master's Course
  • 1994 Lecturer at Tohoku University of Art and Design, Lacquer Art Course
    Becomes Associate Professor later (– 2021)
  • 2011 Professor at Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts, Department of Design and Crafts, Urushi Lacquering

  • 1992Received the Incentive Award at the 32nd Traditional Kōgei New Works Exhibition
  • 2014Received the MOA Museum of Art Award at the 31st Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Tohoku University of Art and Design Museum
  • Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts Library