Kiun Nitta

  • Wood and Bamboo
  • 1944 -
Kiun Nitta

As the main material, NITTA uses precious imported hardwood (rosewood, ebony, Bombay blackwood, or Burmese rosewood), and employs traditional techniques to create modern works by applying thin-line inlay with Japanese boxwood. He produces many different types of work ranging in size from side boards to tea scoops. In 2007 or so, NITTA started incorporating his own ideas into his pieces.

  • 1944 Born in Yahata Village, Arida County, Wakayama Prefecture
  • 1952 Graduated from the Crafts Course at the Wakayama Technical High School
  • 1952 Entered SANYO Electric Co., Ltd
  • 1970 Entered the world of Karaki woodwork under his father Nitta Ryuzo
  • 1980 Became independent and started producing works
  • 1985 First solo exhibition. Held 17 solo exhibitions at locations such as Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi and Namba Takashimaya
  • 1986 Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time. Selected 31 times to date
  • 1989 Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1995 Received the Arita City Cultural Award
  • 2000 Received the title of Master Craftsman from Wakayama Prefecture
  • 2009 His work received the Minister of Education, Science and Culture Prize and was purchased by the Agency for Cultural Affairs
  • 2014 Box of red sandalwood with wood inlay decoration. "Milky way" was purchased by the Imperial Household Agency
  • 2018 Involved with constructing a replica of a treasure "Raden Shitan no Gogen Biwa" from the Shosoin Repository (Imperial Household Agency)

  • 1988Received the Special Prize (Governor’s Award) at the 42nd Wakayama Prefectural Art Exhibition
  • 1989Received the Osaka Board of Education Award at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition
  • 1990Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the Traditional Bamboo and Wood Exhibition
    Received the Tanko Award and the Bronze Award at the ’90 Arts of the Tea Ceremony for Tomorrow Exhibition
  • 1991Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition
  • 1992Received the Incentive Award at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Special Grand Award and the Urasenke Sensoshitsu Special Award at the Tanko Biennale
  • 1994Received the Nara Board of Education Superintendent’s Award at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition
    Received the Asahi Shimbun Prize at the Traditional Bamboo and Wood Exhibition
    Received the Urasenke Sensoshitsu Incentive Award at the Tanko Biennale
  • 1996Received the Sado Art Grand Prize at the Tanko Biennale
  • 2008Received the Minister of Education, Science and Culture Prize at the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition

Price Range

$ 300 - 28,000

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