Haruko Uehara

  • Textiles
  • 1948 -
Haruko Uehara

There are many wonderful kimonos in Japan that express the beautiful changes of the seasons and the various colors in nature in their designs. As I want to make such kimonos myself, I try to weave the impressions and feelings of being touched by the people who I meet and what I experience through my journeys in my textiles.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Member of the Kyoto Kogei Association
  • Born in Kyoto
  • 1983 Selected for the 38th Shinsho Kogei Exhibition for the first time (Kyoto City Museum of Art / Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum)
    Submitted every year from this year until 2003
  • 1984 Graduated from Nihon Senshoku Gakuen, a textiles vocational school in Kyoto
  • 1989 Recommended as a member of Shinsho Kogei Association (becomes member in 1992)
  • 1990 First Solo Exhibition at the Kumagai Morikazu Art Museum "Gallery Kaya"
    Holds solo exhibitions in Kyoto, Ginza and Nara every 2 years from this year onward
  • 1991 Selected for the first time for the 20th Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (selected every year from this year onward)
    Selected for the 43rd Kyo Exhibition
    Submitted to the Shinsho Kogei Association Okinawa Exhibition (1997)
  • 1992 Selected for the Kyo '92 "Ryouiki ....Sen" Exhibition
    Selected for the '92 Kyoto Crafts Biennale (selected every time from this year onward)
    Selected for the 29th Textiles Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Submitted to the 1st Shoyukai Exhibition at Tomimoto Kenkichi Kinenkan (submitted every year until 2003)
    Selected for the 12th All Japan Dyed Textiles Exhibition sponsored by the Silk Museum
  • 1993 Selected for the Art Festival Kyo "Exchange Among Different Fields" Division
    Selected for the 22nd Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Selected for the '93 Kyoto Art Selection Exhibition at Kyoto City Museum of Art
    Solo Exhibition at Yamaha Gallery (Hamamatsu, Shizuoka)
  • 1994 Submitted to the 18th Kyoto Kogei Association Exhibition (submitted every year from this year onward)
  • 1996 Selected for the '96 Arts and Crafts of Kyoto Exhibition (submitted until 1999)
  • 1998 Solo Exhibition at Ginza Fujiya Gallery (Ginza, Tokyo)
    Selected for the first time for the 45th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (selected several times from this year onward)
    Become Associate Member of the Japan Kogei Association
  • 1999 Selected for the 10th "Ryouiki ....Sen" Exhibition
  • 2000 Textiles Two-Person Exhibition (with Noriko Miyashita) at the Kimono Museum
    Wrote an article for monthly magazine "Senshoku Alpha" October Edition
  • 2001 Selected for the Traditional Crafts of Kyoto Exhibition in Edinburgh (UK)
    Selected for the "Kimonos of Taisho, Showa, and Heisei" Exhibition
    Becomes Full Member of the Japan Kogei Association
  • 2002 Solo Exhibition at Gallery Sugiura
  • 2006 Solo Exhibition at Todaiji, Nigatsu-dō
  • 2015 Submitted to "Celebrating 400 Years of Rimpa, Exhibition of 200 Contemporary Artists in Kyoto" Exhibition (Exhibition held at Nihombashi Takashimaya in 2016)
    Dedicated Kakuobi (stiff sash for men) "Ichimatsu Zukushi" to Kamo Wakeikazuchi Jinja Shrine (Kyoto) for the 42nd Shikinen Sengu (construction of new shrine)
    Learned egasuri (weaving pictorial patterns using techniques to weave splash patterns) from Living National Treasure Sonoko at the Important Intangible Cultural Property Successors Training Course in 2015 and 2016
  • 2016 70th Anniversary Exhibition of the Kyoto Kogei Association: Creating Kogei Beauty
  • 2017 Took part in the restoration of silk tapestry carpet woven in Iran in the 16th – 17th century and caftan made in central Asia in the 8th century, both owned by Miho Museum (until 2020)
  • 2021 75th Anniversary Exhibition of the Kyoto Kogei Association
    Selected for the Kyoto Kogei Association @ Tokyo Exhibition

  • 1989Received the "Kaiyu Award" at the 44th Shinsho Kogei Exhibition
  • 1990Received the "Shinsho Award" at the 45th Shinsho Kogei Exhibition
  • 1996Received the Incentive Award at the 25th Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (Kyoto City Museum of Art)
    Received the Nikkei Inc. Award at the 48th Kyo Exhibition
  • 1997Received the Excellence Award at the '97 Arts and Crafts of Kyoto Exhibition (The Museum of Kyoto)
  • 1998Received the Incentive Award at the 21st Kyoto Kogei Association Exhibition
  • 2001Received the Kyoto Board of Education Manager Award at the 30th Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Received the Kyoto Arts and Culture Foundation Award
  • 2002Received the 25th Anniversary Award at the 25th Kyoto Kogei Association Exhibition
  • 2005Received the Kyoto Governor Award at the 28th Kyoto Kogei Association Exhibition
  • 2006Received the Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Award at the 40th Textiles Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2014Received the Nikkei Inc Award at the 48th Textiles Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2018Received the MEXT Award at the 52nd Textiles Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
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