Yoshimitsu Tanaka

  • Lacquerware
  • 1971 -
Yoshimitsu Tanaka

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Manager of Japan Kōgei Association Lacquerware Department
Manager of Japan Kōgei Association Ishikawa Branch
Lecturer at the Wajima Urushi Art Technical Training Center
Associate Member of the Wajima Lacquerware Techniques Preservation Society
Member of the Society for Japanese Lacquer
  • 1971 Born in Wajima City
  • 1989 Graduated from Ishikawa Prefectural Wajima Vocational High School, Interior Course
    Studies under Takashi Tanaka (Lacquerware Course)
  • 1995 Graduated from Wajima Urushi Art Technical Training Center
  • 1996 Selected for the 13th Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (selected several times from this year onward)
    Selected for the 37th Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (selected several times from this year onward)
    Studies under lacquerware artist Junichi Hakose
  • 1998 Selected for Art Now Hokuriku Chunichi Art Exhibition
  • 2000 Makie Now and Then Exhibition at Kanazawa Gallery, Ginza "Utsuwa no Jugetsu" etc.
  • 2003 Nominated for steering committee member at the 37th Wajima City Art Exhibition
  • 2004 Selected for the 51st Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (selected several times from this year onward)
  • 2007 Artwork purchased by Wajima Museum of Urushi Art
  • 2008 Kikyoku Exhibition at Gallery Kakitsubata, Nakameguro (group exhibitions in various places from this year onward)
  • 2009 Two-person Exhibition at Glass Gallery "KARANIS", Minami Aoyama
  • 2011 Studied and produced artwork as a part of the Artistic Organizations' Training Support Program by the Agency for Cultural Affairs
  • 2012 Lacquerware Group Exhibition at Ikebukuro Seibu Department Store
  • 2017 Artwork submitted to the 64th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition purchased by the Imperial Household Agency
  • 2018 Artwork submitted to the 65th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition purchased by the Imperial Household Agency
    Submitted to the Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition 35th Anniversary Exhibition"URUSHI Tradition and Innovation"
  • 2019 The Hakose School Exhibtion at Entetsu Department Store
  • 2021 Submitted to the Wajima Museum of Urushi Art 30th Anniversary Exhibition "Made in Wajima - The Age of Urushi"
    "The Power of Contemporary Lacquerware" Exhibition at Fukuya, Hiroshima

  • 1995Received the Japan Urushi Association Chairmen Award for his graduation work at Wajima Urushi Art Technical Training Center
  • 1998Received the Ishikawa Governor Award at the 32nd Wajima City Art Exhibition
  • 1999Received the Semi-Grand Prize at the "Kanazawa Wan & One" Awards
    Received the Nihon Shin-Kogei Chairman of Wajima Award at the 33rd Wajima City Art Exhibition (awarded several times from this year onward)
  • 2001Received the Incentive Award at the 7th Kenrokuen Grand Tea Ceremony Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2004Received the Kanazawa Mayor Award at the 45th Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2007Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the 24th Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2010Received the Tokyo Governor Award at the 57th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2012Received the Hokkoku Award at the 68th Ishikawa Prefecture Contemporary Arts Exhibition, awarded several times from this year onward
  • 2013Received the Incentive Award at the 54th Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2016Received the Ishikawa Prefecture Cultural Encouragement Award
  • 2019Received the Wajima Museum of Urushi Art Award at the 36th Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Wajima Museum of Urushi Art
  • Ise Foundation

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$ 5,000 - 8,000

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