Kunio Eto

  • Lacquerware
  • 1953 -
Kunio Eto

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Member of the Japan Cultural Property Lacquer Association
  • 1974 Studied under makie artist Jo Ishibashi in Hakui City, Ishikawa
    Studied under Matsuta Yamaguchi, Important Intangible Cultural Property of Okayama Prefecture
  • 2000 Restored the coloring of the miniature shrine in the Monjudo of Chionji Temple, Amanohashidate
    Restored the urushi lacquering in the Kujaku Room of Oshoin Palace, Sasayama Castle (Tamba, Kyoto)
    Restored the coloring of the statue of Sekishu Katagiri stored at Daitokuji Temple (Kyoto)
    Restored shoshanuri in Himeji, Hyogo
  • 2001 Restored the urushi painting of the pedestal of the Buddhist statue, an Important Cultural Property of Yamaguchi Prefecture in Gentoin, Yamaguchi
    Restored the urushi lacquering and coloring of Kasugataisha Shrine, Wakamiya (Nara)
    Submitted to the 3 Traditional Crafts Artists Exhibition at Himeji Shosha Art and Craft Museum
  • 2002 Restored the coloring of the Buddhist statue and pedestal at Hoshunin, Daitokuji Temple (Kyoto)
    Restored the urushi lacquering of the canopy for the National Treasure, Buddha's Footprint Stone in the Daikodo (Large Lecture Hall) of Yakushiji Temple (Nara)
    Producing battledore with makie designs of scenes from the Tale of Genji, the main prize for the award winners of the Himeji City Tetsuro Watsuji Cultural Award, every year.
  • 2003 Restored the coloring of the 5 shrines in Nangu Taisha, an Important Cultural Property of Gifu prefecture
  • 2004 Submitted to "Artists in Connection with Himieji City Museum of Literature" (2004 –)
  • In and after 2004
    Nagoyama Bussharito (Buddhist pagoda)
    Restored the urushi lacquering of the balustrade, repaired the gold leaf decoration, restored the coloring of the Twelve Divine Generals, restored the urushi lacquering of the front table, restored the coloring of the nine Buddha statues, restored the coloring of the Buddhist statue pedestal
  • 2006 Two person exhibition at the Sanyo Department Store Art Gallery (Himeji)
  • 2007 Studied raden (mother-of-pearl inlay) under Important Intangible Cultural Property (Living National Treasure) Shosai Kitamura as a trainee of the successors' training course (up to 2008)
    Judge at the Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (from 2007)
    Restored the urushi lacquering and coloring of the Daruma statue at Toshunji Temple
    Two person exhibition at Imanishi Shoin, Important Cultural Property of Nara Prefecture
  • 2008 Repaired the 4 small shrines at Tozenji Temple, Ibaraki
    Repaired the urushi lacquering, gold leaf and coloring of the Yakushi Nyorai Statue of Chotokuji Temple, Yamaguchi
    Produced wooden makie screens for Choryuji Temple (Ibaraki)
  • 2009 Restored the Enma (Judge of Hell) Statue in Ashikaga, Tochigi
    Repaired the Kongo Rikishi (Guardian God) Statue at the main entrance of Hogenji Temple, Ashikaga, Tochigi
    Repaired the Datsueba statue
    Four Traditional Craft Artists Exhibition at Sanyo Department Store Art Gallery, Himeji
  • 2010 Repaired the small shrine at the Palace of Tokoji Temple
    Submitted to "The Beauty of Raden" exhibition at Daimaru Matsuzakaya Art Gallery (Kyoto and Osaka)
  • 2012 Produced the Noh stage at Ohshiko Shrine, Takasago City
  • 2013 Submitted to "Master Craftsmanship in Harima" exhibition at Himeji Shosha Art and Craft Museum
    (from 2013)
  • 2015 Restored the founder statue and Monju Bosatsu statue of Nanzenji Temple, Kyoto
    Restored the urushi lacquering of Important Cultural Property of Nara, Issai Kyodo in Hasedera Temple, Nara
    Restored the coloring of the Tomi Shrine Main Building, cultural property of Nara Prefecture
    Submitted to "Raden Yoyo” Exhibition at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Special Art Gallery
  • 2016 Restored National Important Cultural Property "Funayakata" in Sorakuen, Kobe
  • 2019 Artwork selected for the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition purchased by the Imperial Household Agency
    Lacquer Art Father and Son Exhibition at Sanyo Department Store Art Gallery, Himeji
  • <Other Selections>
    Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition, Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition, Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition, Hyogo Arts and Crafts Exhibition, Osaka Arts and Crafts Exhibition

  • 2006Received the Himeji Cultural Award (Himeji Cultural Organization Liaison Council)
  • 2011Received the Tomoshibi Award (Hyogo cultural art award)
  • 2012Received the Himeji Art and Culture Award
  • 2017Received the Arts and Crafts Grand Award at the Osaka Arts and Crafts Exhibition
  • 2018Received the Osaka Governor Award at the Osaka Arts and Crafts Exhibition
  • 2019Received the NHK Broadcasting Station Manager Award at the Osaka Arts and Crafts Exhibition
  • <Other>
    Received the Incentive Award at the 38th Himeji City Exhibition
    Received the Kobe Shimbun Award at the 33rd Hyogo Arts and Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Hyogo Board of Education Award at the 34th Hyogo Arts and Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Kinki Branch Manager Award at the 33rd Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Shosha Art and Craft Museum (Himeji)
  • Imperial Household Agency

Price Range

$ 6,000 - 12,000

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