Norihiko Ogura

  • Lacquerware
  • 1958 -
Norihiko Ogura

Using togidashi makie (burnished makie) for pictorial expressions. Combining raden (mother-or-pearl inlay) and makie.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Executive Director of the Japan Kōgei Association
Executive Director of the Japan Cultural Property Lacquer Association
Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Crafts, Urushi Art
  • 1958 Born in Okayama Prefecture
  • 1985 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Urushi-Art Course
    Worked as assistant to Holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property, Yoshikuni Taguchi (up to 1998)
  • 1994 Solo Exhibition "Norihiko Ogura Lacquerware Exhibition" at Seibu Ikebukuro Main Store, Seibu Art Forum
  • 1997 Took part in the reproduction of National Treasure "Ume Makie Tebako (Makie Box with Plum Design)" and submitted to the Mishima Taisha Treasure Museum Opening Memorial Special Exhibition
  • 1998 Invited to submit to the International Lacquerware Exhibition (Taiwan)
  • 2000 Invited to submit to the Japanese Contemporary Urushi Art Exhibition (Netherlands)
    Solo Exhibition "Flowers and Scenery: Norihiko Ogura Lacquerware Exhibition" (Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Art Salon)
  • 2001 Solo Exhibition "Flowers from Manyo: Norihiko Ogura Lacquerware Exhibition" (Akasaka Yu Gallery)
  • 2004 Solo Exhibition "An Encounter Over Four Seasons: Spinning Seasons, Norihiko Ogura Lacquerware Exhibition" (Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, Art Gallery)
  • 2005 Invited to submit to "Tea Utensils of Today" Exhibition (Shiseido Art House)
    Invited to submit to the Taiwan International Lacquer Art Exhibition & Concert (Taichung City Seaport Art Center, Taiwan)
  • 2007 Invited to submit to the 2nd International Modern Lacquer Arts Exhibition
    (Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)
  • 2008 Committee Member of International Lacquer Art Exhibition & Symposium (National Taiwan University of Arts)
    Invited to submit to Taiwan Lacquer Art Fengyuan International Exhibition (Fengyuan Museum of Lacquer Art, Fengyuan City, Taichung)
    Solo Exhibition "Beautiful Scenery of Spring: Norihiko Ogura Urushi Art Exhibition" (Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Special Selection Art Gallery)
  • 2010 Invited to submit to the 2nd International Modern Lacquer Arts Exhibition(Fuzhou, China)
  • 2011 Invited to submit to the Tainan International Lacquer Art Exhibition (Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center, Tainan)
    Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon
  • 2012 Solo Exhibition "Hope of Nature: Norihiko Ogura Urushi Art Exhibition" (Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Special Selection Art Gallery)
  • 2014 Invited to submit to "Contemporary KOGEI Styles in Japan USA" (Agency for Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • 2015 The 1st "Craft for All of Us" exhibition (Shiseido Art House), founding member
  • 2016 Submitted to the 2nd "Craft for All of Us" exhibition (Shiseido Art House)
    Invited to submit to Fuzhou International Lacquer Art Biennal
    Invited to submit to Hubei International Triennial of Lacquer Art
    Solo Exhibition "Gold Sky, Silver Sky – Norihiko Ogura Urushi Art Exhibition" (Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Special Selection Art Gallery)
  • 2020 Solo Exhibition "Winds of Gold, Winds of Silver – Norihiko Ogura Urushi Art Exhibition" (Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Special Selection Art Gallery)

  • 1982Received the Tokyo University of the Arts Ataka Award
  • 1983Received the Salon de Printemps Award for graduation work at Tokyo University of the Arts
  • 1986Selected for the 3rd Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition for the first time, received the Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Award
  • 1991Received the Tokyo Governor Award at the 38th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1997Received the Japan Kōgei Association Award at the 14th Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1998Received the Asahi Shimbun Award at the 15th Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2009Received the Tokyo Governor Award at the 56th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2010Received the Silver and Bronze Award at the 12th Cross-Straits Fair for Economy and Trade (Fuzhou, China)
  • 2012Received the MOA Museum of Art Award at the 18th MOA Mokichi Okada Award Exhibition
  • 2013Received the 4th "Japan Artistic Award" (Japan Arts Foundation)
  • 2015Received the Kawatoku Award at the 55th East Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Tokyo National Museum
  • National Crafts Museum, Tokyo
  • Wajima Museum of Urushi Art
  • Hasegawa Machiko Art Museum
  • Kibun Foods Inc.
  • The Terada Collection
  • Shiseido Art House
  • Tafu Gallery (Fuzhou, China)
  • Hubei Museum of Art (Wuhan, China)
  • Museum für Lackkunst (Germany)
  • Victoria & Albert Museum (UK)
  • Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art (Argentina)

Price Range

$ 16,000 - 27,000

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