Keijiro Kakutani

  • Metalwork
  • 1976 -
Keijiro Kakutani

The kettle for boiling water is known as “the master of the tea ceremony” and its form and shape have been constantly adapted over the centuries, giving rise to a great variety of types and designs. My aim is to pursue and capture the crystallization of utility and beauty that have been polished throughout the long history of the tea ceremony.
I also want people to experience the attractiveness and charm of metalcraft, and I am developing craftworks harmonizing with our daily life.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Executive Director of the Japan Kōgei Association Kinki Branch
Chairman of the Arts & Crafts Association of Osaka
Director of the Arts & Crafts Association of Higashiosaka
Studio Kakutani Ikkei Atelier
  • 1976 Born in Higasinari, Osaka
  • 1999 Graduated from Kinki University, Faculty of Economics
    Worked at a private company during his 20s
  • 2006 Studied under his father and tea kettle caster Seiichi
  • 2013 Selected for the 60th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition for the first time

  • 2012Received the Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Award at the 41st Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2014Received the Osaka Governor Award at the 56th Osaka Arts and Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Japan Kōgei Association Award at the 43rd Metalworks Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2015Received the NHK Osaka Broadcasting Station Manager Award at the 57th Osaka Arts and Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Osaka Board of Education Award at the 44th Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2016Received the Japan Kōgei Association Award at the 45th Metalworks Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Received the Honorary Mention Award at the 62nd All Kansai Exhibition
    Received the Incentive Award at the 71st Shinsho Kogei Exhibition
  • 2017Received the Soukeikai Award at the 46th Metalworks Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2018Received the Higashi Osaka City Mayor Award at the 52nd Higashi Osaka Craft Exhibition
  • 2020Received the Japan Kōgei Association Kinki Branch Manager Award at the 49th Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2021Received the Osaka Arts & Crafts Association Chairman Award at the 62nd Osaka Arts and Crafts Exhibition

Kakutani Ikkei Atelier

Address 2-7-6 Takaidanishi, Higashiosaka, Osaka Map
Phone 06-6782-3377

Price Range

$ 2,000 - 4,000

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