Mitsuhiko Okura

  • Textiles
  • 1953 -
Mitsuhiko Okura

Upon returning to the Shinshu region, I was moved again by such natural phenomena as sounds, light, scents, or heat, and all of them inspired my creative urge, and became the themes and motifs of my works. I aim to make pieces that allow me to express their subtle expressions. In addition, I would like to carefully maintain the mochinori itome (rice resist paste) technique, which is essential to the Yuzen dyeing style developed in the Edo period.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1953 Born in Iida City, Nagano Prefecture
  • 1976 Graduated from the Yuzen Dyeing Course at the Otsuka Textile Design Institute
    Studied under YAMADA Mitsugi
  • 1980 Contemporary Textiles 20-men Exhibition
  • 1989 Selected for the 36th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • 1990 Participated in the restoration of the “Shiroasaji Shunjubugaku-moyo Katabira” (stored at the Tokyo National Museum) by the Japan Arts Council Fund(-1995)
  • 1997 Left his master YAMADA Mitsugi (Important Intangible Cultural Property Holder) and beame independent. Started his studio in Iida City
  • 2004 2 Yuzen Kimonos stored at the Silk Museum, Yokohama
  • 2005 “The Beauty of Yuzen” 6-men Exhibition in Nagano (Kitano Cultural Center, Kitano Museum of Art)
  • 2013 “The Beautiful Japanese Silk Yuzen” 10-man Exhibition at the Silk Museum, Yokohama
  • 2014 2-men exhibition in April
    Solo exhibition in June
  • Others
    Group exhibitions at Nagoya Matsuzakaya, Nagano Tokyu, Matsumoto Inoue, and the Kantenpapa Hall

  • 1977Received the Incentive Award at the 2nd National New Textile Artists Exhibition
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