Masado Fujita

  • Lacquerware
  • 1958 -
Masado Fujita

Pursuing the colors of kinma* and shades of choshitsu** to express their charms in pleasant forms.

*Kinma: A technique to carve the pattern, apply color lacquer on the carved pattern and polish.
**Choshitsu: Painting layers of lacquer and then carving patterns to make three-dimensional relief carvings

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1958 Born in Hirosaki CIty, Aomori Prefecture
  • 1981 Completed the Special Study Course at Kagawa Urushi Lacquerware Institute
    Studied under Living National Treasure, Masami Isoi
  • 1984 Selected for the first time at the 31st Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1985 Selected for the first time at the 2nd Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Returns to Hirosaki City
  • 1987 Selected for the first time at the 27th East Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1994 Kinma Vessel "Shushin", Dry Lacquer Kinma Box "Sekko" purchased by the Imperial Household Agency
  • 1995 Dry Lacquer Kinma Box "Mai no Yoru (The Night of the Dance)" submitted to "Choshitsu (Carved Lacquer) Today" Exhibition at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo purchased by the Imperial Household Agency
  • 2013 Submitted to "From Crafts to Kōgei In Commemoration of the 60th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition" at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
    Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon

  • 1981Received the Japan Urushi Association Incentive Award
  • 1986Received the Aomori Prefecture Arts and Culture Encouragement Award
  • 1989Received the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education Award at the 29th East Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1996Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the 13th Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1997Received the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education Award at the 37th East Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2001Received the Asahi Shimbun Award at the 18th Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2002Received the Tokyo Governor Award at the 49th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2009Received the Wajima Museum of Urushi Art Award at the 26th Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2012Received the Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Award at the 29th Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Received the Japan Kogei Association President Award at the 59th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2013Received the To-o Award from the To-o Nippo Press Co., Ltd.
  • 2018Received the MEXT Award at the 35th Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Takamatsu Art Museum

Price Range

$ 6,000 - 20,000

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