Living National Treasure Kazuo Yamagishi

  • Lacquerware
  • 1954 -
Kazuo Yamagishi

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Director of the Japan Kogei Association, Deputy Managing Director of the Lacquerware Department
Honorary Advisor Director of the Ishikawa Prefectural Art and Culture Association
Curator of the Wajima Lacquerware Museum
Chief Instructor at the Ishikawa Prefectural Wajima Lacquerware Technical Training Center
Councilor of the Wajima Museum of Urushi Art
Director of Association for the Preservation of Important Intangible Cultural Property "Wajima Lacquerware" Techniques
Part-time Instructor at Kanazawa College of Art
Status Living National Treasure (Important Intangible Cultural Property for Chinkin )
  • 1954 Born in Wajima, Ishikawa
  • 1973 Studies under Bunjiro Fukumitsu
  • 1976 Selected for the first time for the 23rd Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1993 Produced sacred treasure for Ise Jingu's Shikinen Sengu (constructing a new divine place every 20 years)
  • 2005 Evaluator at the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (3 times from this time onward)
  • 2012 Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon
    Primary judge at the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (also in 2017)
  • 2012 Produced sacred treasure for Ise Jingu's Shikinen Sengu
  • 2014 Submitted to the "From Crafts to KOGEI" Exhibition at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
    Submitted to Mokichi Okada Award Exhibition held at MoA Museum of Art
  • 2017 Produced the sacred pillar for the Sanshu-den (assembly hall) of Yokohama Iseyama Kotai Jingu
  • 2018 Submitted to the 35th Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Anniversary Exhibition"URUSHI Tradition and Innovation"
    Designated as Holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property for gold-inlaid lacquerware
  • 2019 Dedicated tray with design in chinkoku and inlay "Distant" to Jingu Art Museum
  • 2020 Produced monument "For a Short While" for the Kanazawa Port Cruise Terminal

  • 1987Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1988Received the Asahi Shimbun Award at the Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Artwork added to KIBUN Collection
  • 1989Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1991Received the Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Award at the Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Artwork added to KIBUN Collection
  • 1996Received the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education Award at the Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1999Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2003Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei hibition
  • 2005Received the Prince Takamatsu Memorial Award at the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Artwork added to the collection of Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art
  • 2007Received the 25th Anniversary Award at the Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2010Received the Asahi Shimbun Award at the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Artwork added to the collection of Wajima Museum of Urushi Art
  • 2014Received the NHK Kanazawa Broadcast Station Manager Award at the Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2016Received the NHK Chairman's Award at the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Artwork added to the collection of The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
  • 2018Received the Hokkoku Cultural Award

  • National Crafts Museum
  • Jingu Art Museum
  • Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art
  • Ishikawa Nanao Art Museum
  • Wajima Museum of Urushi Art
  • Kanazawa Port Cruise Terminal
  • Yokohama Iseyama Kotai Jingu
  • University of Toyama
  • KIBUN Collection

Price Range

$ 19,000 - 32,000

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