Masahiro Sunata

  • Lacquerware
  • 1950 -
Masahiro Sunata

Using the kanshitsu (dry alacquer) technique
Reinforcing with ramie

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Japan Kōgei Association Homepage Committee, Toyama Branch (– 2021)
Member of the Japan Cultural Property Lacquer Association
Director of the Oyabe CIty Arts and Culure Federation
  • 1950 Born in Shotoku Village, Nishitonami County, Toyama Prefecture (current Oyabe City)
  • 1973 Graduated from Hokkaido University, Faculty of Humanity and Human Sciences (Occidental History)
    (Shotoku Elementary School - Tonami Hokubu Junior High School - Takaoka High School)
  • 1976 Joined Asahi Shikki in Fukuoka Town, Takaoka City (Takaoka Laquerware Cashew Painting)
  • 1986 Learned urushi lacquering from Shuzo Uchijima at Takaoka Shikki Cooperative Association Successors' Training School
  • 1989 Self taigh and started making kanshitsu (dry lacquer) lacquerware
  • 1990 Trained under Yoshio Goto, Professor of Takaoka National College
  • 1993 Trained under Naodai Sakashita in Kanazawa CIty
    "Kanshitsu Covered Food Vessel" selected for the 40th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition for the first time (selected several times from this year onward)
    "Kanshitsu Covered Food Vessel" selected for the 10th Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition for the first time (selected several times from this year onward)
  • 1994 Attended the Takaoka City Traditional Technique Training Course
    (dry-lacquer technique), taught by Kiichiro Masumura (-1995)
  • 1998 Becomes Full Member of the Japan Kōgei Association
  • 2007 Submitted to the 20th Anniversary Amicale Exhibition (JAA Gallery, Ginza, Toyama) up to the 28th Exhibition
  • 2017 Solo Exhibition "Excellent Crafts of Masahiro Sunata" (Tonami Art Museum)
  • 2018 Selection Exhibition "Masahiro Sunata / Shuzo Nomura Two-person Exhibiton" (Art House Oyabe)
  • 2019 "Kanshitsu Covered Vessel" selected for the 66th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (13th time)

  • 1990Received the Waza Award for "Kanshitsu Covered Vessel" at the Takaoka no Waza Exhibition
  • 1991Received the Incentive Award for "Kanshitsu Food Vessel Vermilion and Black" at the 30th Toyama Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1992Received the Japan Kōgei Association Award for "Kanshitsu Vermilion Lacquer Covered Food Vessel" at the 31st Toyama Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1993Received the Japan Kōgei Association Toyama Branch Award for "Kanshitsu Covered Food Vessel" at the 32nd Toyama Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1994Received the Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art & Design Award for "Kanshitsu Tamenuri Food Vessel" at the 33rd Toyama Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1995Received the Incentive Award for "Kanshitsu Covered Food Vessel" at the 34th Toyama Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1998Received the Japan Kōgei Association Award for "Kanshitsu Covered Food Vessel" at the 37th Toyama Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1999Received the Takaoka City Board of Education Award for "Kanshitsu Food Vessel" at the 38th Toyama Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2001Received the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education Award for "Kanshitsu Covered Food Vessel" at the 18th Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Takaoka Art Museum
  • Ise Foundation

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