Shisen Kodama

  • Textiles
  • 1952 -
Shisen Kodama

Weaving three-dimensional textiles using the Nishijin tsumegaki hon tsuzure-ori technique (a traditional technique using finger nails, and hand looms operated by only hands and feet) with heartwarming gentle, light colors.

Membership Research member, Japan Kogei Association
Contemporary Master Craftsman designated by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Master Craftsman of Kyoto
Representative of the Nishijin Textile Industry Association
Chairman of Kyoto Tsuzurekai
Traditional Craftsman of Nishijin tsumegaki hon tsuzure-ori
Studio ORISHO KODAMA
  • 1952 Born in Osaka, moved to Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture at the age of 9
  • 1980 Moved to Kyoto, joined and tsuzureori company
  • 1982 Retired from the tsuzureori company, became independent and started studying tsuzureori on her own
  • 1989 Instructed the actors and had her hands appear on Yomiuri TV drama "Hana Chirimen"
  • 1996 Designated as Traditional Craftsman by the Traditional Crafts Industry Promotion Association Foundation for the year 1996
  • 1997 KBS Kyoto TV program "Artist Introduction" broadcasted
  • 1998 Visited Lyon and Paris, France for inspection and training as a representative of Nishijin
    Appeared on NHK BS TV program "Kyoto", "Kenko no Tsubo (Health Tips)" etc.
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2000 First solo exhibition in March at Kyoto Orinasukan, appeared on Kyoto Channel (CS channel)
  • 2003 Cooperated with theatrical show "Supple Women" at Osaka Dawn Center, held a lecture at the same place
  • 2004 Appointed as Director of the Nishijin Textile Industry Association
    Solo exhibition in Nara, demonstrations and lectures on tsuzureori, appeared in magazines and TV
  • 2006 "Evening Moon" selected for the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2009 Solo exhibition "Mottainai, Precious Resources, Precious Earth" in April at Haksasonso, Kyoto
    Exhibition in Tsuwano, Shimane Prefecture
    "Rhythm" selected for the Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    "Twin Towers at Night" selected for the Traditional Craftsmen Association Art Exhibition
  • 2010 "Sprout" selected for the Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Solo exhibition at Shinanomachi, Tokyo, exhibitions in Beppu, Oita and Tsuwano, Shimane
    Appointed as representative of Group Takumi
    Exhibition and kimono show in Paris, France and kimono show in Arras, France (requested by the International Soroptimist Club of Arras to collect contributions for UNICEF)
    Kimono show at the Japanese Embassy in Paris, Lecture at the national convention of the Central Federation of Women's Leagues of Societies of Commerce and Industry, Japan in Tokyo
  • 2011 Appeared on TV Tokyo program, "Kyo" in February
    CS218ch TV program "Takumi" broadcasted in November
    Lecture at the Central Federation of Women's Leagues of Societies of Commerce and Industry, Shiga
  • 2012 Visited Cambodia as a part of the study mission of traditional textiles in the Mekong region
    Had a meeting with H.E.Dr.Ing Kantha Phavi, Minister of Womens’ Affairs
  • 2013 Appeared on NHK TV Program "Shumi Do Raku" as a "handsome woman" in February
    Solo exhibition at Kaikoji Temple, Kyoto in November
  • 2015 Held lectures in various places in Hawaii upon the request of Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu, Hawaii in May
    Appointed as representative of the Traditional Craftsman Women's Division in October
    "Silk Gauze Tsuzure Balmy Breeze" selected for the Textiles Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2016 Lecture at Nishinomiya East High School, lifelong education school etc. in Hyogo in January
    Designated as excellent craftsman in the traditional industry of Kyoto, "Master Craftsman of Kyoto"
  • 2017 Solo exhibition "Beautiful Earth" at Shijo, Kyoto
    Appeared on Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS) TV program "Kyoto Chisin"
  • 2018 Appointed as Chairman of the Kyoto Tsuzurekai
    Appeared on Nippon Television Network TV program "Waratte Koraete"
    "Silk Gauze Tsuzure First Cicada" selected for the Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2021 "Early Spring" selected for the Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • 1987Received the Nishijin Textile Industry Association Head of Obi Sash Division Award for "Kirimon (Paulownia Pattern)" at the Hontsuzure Excellent Artwork Exhibition (competition within the industry)
  • 1988Received the Kyoto Shimbun Award / Technical Award for "Sunset" and the Chairman Award for ”Kasugano”
  • 1989Received the Nishijin Textile Industry Association Head of Obi Sash Division Award for "Violet"
  • 1993Received the Kyoto Governor Award / Technical Award for "Andes Style Geometric Patterns"
  • 1994Received the Director General of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry Award (Grand Prize), Technical Award, and Isetan Award for "Moonlight”, and Chairman Award for "Miyabi"
  • 1995Received the Director General of the Consumer Goods Industries Bureau of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry Award (Grand Prize) and Technical Award for "Movement”, and the Kyoto Mayor Award for "Happy Day"
  • 1996Received the Director General of the Consumer Goods Industries Bureau of the Kansai Bureau of International Trade and Industry Award for "Bird" and the Kyoto Mayor Award / Daimaru Award for "Egypt"
  • 1998Received the Nishijinori Taikai Special Sensitivity Award for "Wind of Lyon" and the Kyoto Mayor Award etc.
  • 2000Received the Japan Silk and Rayon Weaver's Association Chairman Award and Kyoto Governor Award for "Watermark Window Princess Kaguya"
  • 2001Received the Kyoto Governor Award / Technical Award for "Romantic Pine, Bamboo, and Plum"
  • 2004Awarded as Person of Merit in the Traditional Industry by the Kansai Bureau of Economy,Trade and Industry
  • 2005Received the Chairman of the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry for "Rotsuzure Firefly"
  • 2006Received the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award (Grand Prize for Tsuzureori) for "Watermark Window Transparent Moon"
  • 2007Received the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award (Grand Prize for Tsuzureori) for "Rotsuzure Summer Balloon"
  • 2009Received the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award (Grand Prize for Tsuzureori) for "Rotsuzure Refreshing"
  • 2010Awarded as Person of Merit by the Traditional Craftsman Association, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
    Received the Mayor Award for Person of Merit in Traditional Craft Nishijinori
  • 2018Received the METI Minister's Award
  • 2019Received the Director General of the Kansai Bureau of Economy,Trade and Industry Award for "Weeping Cherry Tree” and the Nishijin Textile Industry Association Chairman Award for ”Woven Frame Angkor Wat"
  • 2020Received the Kyoto Mayor Award for "From the Spaceship"
  • 2021Received the Association for the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries Chairman Award for "Watermark Window Cherry and Camellia"
  • 2022Received the Director General of the Kansai Bureau of Economy,Trade and Industry Award for "Wish"
    Designated as Contemporary Master Craftsman by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

ORISHO KODAMA

Address 24-33 Hiranotoriimaecho, Kyoto Kita-ku, Kyoto Map
Phone 075-465-5484
url https://o-kodama.co.jp/

Price Range

$ 4,000 - 10,000

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