Kodo Murakami

  • Metalwork
  • 1961 -
Kodo Murakami

Expressing the light and shadows of the motifs on the free forms of cast metal using multilayer inlay and flat inlay techniques.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Manager of the Japan Kōgei Association Metalwork Department
Manager of the Japan Kōgei Association Ishikawa Branch
Council Member of the Kanazawa Craft Council
Councilor of the Soukeikai Foundation
  • 1961 Born in Ishikawa Prefecture
  • 1984 Graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University, College of Literature, Department of Japanese Language and Literature
  • 1987 Studied under Mamoru Nakagawa, Holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property for Chasing
  • 1989 Trained at Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo (–1993)
  • 1994 Becomes Full Member of the Japan Kogei Association
    Dispatched to Italy by Kanazawa City for training
  • 1996 Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition, Beijing China Exhibition" at the Palace Museum, Beijing, China
  • 1998 Dispatched by the Agency for Cultural Affairs as overseas artist trainee in Italy
  • 1999 Solo Exhibition at TOYO Kitchen Showroom (Kanazawa)
  • 2004 Contemporary Japanese Metalwork Exhibition at the Design Museum Denmark (Copenhagen)
  • 2007 Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo Metalwork Specialists
    Two-Person Exhibition at Crafts Hirosaka Gallery (Kanazawa)
  • 2008 The Beauty of New Metalworks Exhibition at Sekido Museum of Art (Tokyo)
  • 2009 Group Exhibition "Contemporary Metal Master Works" at Onishi Gallery (New York)
  • 2010 Microcosm of Kaga Inlayat Shiinoki Cultural Complex (Kanazawa)
  • 2012 Becomes Assistant Director of the Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo
    Judge and Evaluator at the 41st Metalworks Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2013 From Crafts to Kōgei Exhibition at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
  • 2015 Development of Contemporary Arts and Crafts 2015 - Metalwork and Lacquerware at Kanazawa Yasue Gold Leaf Museum (Kanazawa)
  • 2016 Chimei - Challenge in the 50's Exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Crafts Itami (Itami)
  • 2017 ”Kaishu Takahashi and Kaga Inlay" Exhibition at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art (Kanazawa)
  • 2018 Assistant Director of Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo
  • 2020 "Tansuiō Award Exhibition: Contemporary Japanese Metalwork" at the Sekido Museum of Art (Tokyo)
    "Ise's Eye Exploring Japanese Metal Art" at Takaoka Art Museum (Takaoka)
    "Utsuwa from Hokuriku - Material and Forms of 19 Artists" Exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Crafts Itami (Itami)
  • 2021 Primary Evaluator at the 68th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    ”Crafts Concerto Taiwan x Kanazawa Exhibition" at the Tainan Art Museum (Taiwan)
    "Modern Crafts and Tea Utensils: Furnishings in Each Season" at the National Crafts Museum (Kanazawa)
  • 2022 Greater Depth and Evolution: An Exhibition of the Expanding World of Traditional Crafts at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store (Tokyo) etc.

  • 1989Received the Kanazawa Craft Council Chairman's Incentive Award at the 45th Kanazawa Craft Exhibition
  • 1991Received the Ishikawa Governor Award at the 47th Kanazawa Craft Exhibition
  • 1993Received the Kanazawa Craft Council Chairman's Incentive Award at the 49th Kanazawa Craft Exhibition
  • 1994Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the 24th Metalworks Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Received the Incentive Award at the 35th Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Received the Soukeikai Award at the 50th Kanazawa Craft Exhibition
  • 1995Received the Incentive Award at the 36th Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1996Received the Mayor's Grand Award at the 52nd Kanazawa Craft Exhibition
  • 1998Received the 15th Tansuiō Award from the Satoh Artcraft Research and Scholarship Foundation
  • 2000Received the 4th Soukaikai Grand Award from the Soukeikai Foundation
  • 2002Received the Incentive Award at the 43rd Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2004Received the Ishikawa Governor Award at the 45th Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2005Received the Hokkoku Shimbun President Award at the 46th Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2006Received the 27th Kanazawa City Cultural Activities Award
  • 2010Received the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education Award at the 39th Metalworks Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2011Received the Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Special Award at the 52nd Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2013Received the 60th Anniversary Award at the 60th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Received the Aoi Memorial Museum Award at the 42nd Metalworks Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2017Received the Kanazawa Mayor Award at the 58th Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2020Received the Japan Kogei Association Incentive Award at the 67th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • National Crafts Museum
  • Kanazawa Nakamura Memorial Museum
  • Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo
  • Soukei Kaikan
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