Hafu Matsumoto

  • Wood and Bamboo
  • 1952 -
Hafu Matsumoto

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1952 Born in Haneda, Tokyo
  • 1972 Studied bamboo art under IIZUKA Shokansai (Living National Treasure)
  • 1976 Opened a bamboo craft studio in Sunamachi, Koto Ward, Tokyo
  • 1988 Relocated studio to Tateyama City, Chiba Prefecture
  • 1996 July to August: Group exhibition of bamboo art at Felissimo Design House, New York
  • 2001 Solo exhibition at Daimaru Department Store, Tokyo
  • 2003 Solo exhibition and NHK broadcast from the Gangetsu-an Tea Room, Shiroyama Park, Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture
  • 2004 Solo exhibition at Ippodo Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo
  • 2009 Invited to exhibit for "The New Bamboo - Modern Japanese Masters-" at Oita Prefectural Art Museum
  • 2011 Exhibited, lectured on bamboo craft for "From Father Shokansai to the Apprentices" about Iizuka Shokansai in Ota City, Gunma Prefecture
  • 2012 Selected for "Exhibition of Tea Ceremony Today- Utility and Form", at Musée Tomo, Toranomon, Tokyo
  • 2013 Exhibited in "The birth of modern bamboo art" at the Tochigi Kuranomachi Museum of Art
    Relocated to Minamiboso City, Chiba Prefecture
  • 2017 Solo exhibition at Ippodo New York
  • 2019 Collaborated with LOEWE (Spanish fashion brand) to release bamboo products for Milan Fashion Week

  • 2004Received the "Cotsen Bamboo Prize" Semi Grand Prix, exhibited at Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
  • 2007Received the Best New Artist Prize at the 54th Japan Kogei Exhibition
  • 2008Received the Highest Prize "Tokyo Governor Prize" at the 48th Eastern Branch Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2014Received the Chairman of the Japan Kogei Association Prize at the 61st Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition

Price Range

$ 5,000 - 33,000

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36 artworks posted