Hisaya Tsukiji

  • Lacquerware
  • 1957 -
Hisaya Tsukiji

I always have a reverence for the forms in nature and try to express this in my artwork. I make forms using curved lines and surfaces that exist in nature, and shape it so that it becomes even more beautiful when finished as a lacquerware piece.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Japan Association for Urushi Cultural Heritage
  • 1980 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Crafts
  • 1981 Selected for the 21st East Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition, selected several times from this year onward
  • 1982 Completed the Master’s Degree in Urushi-Art at the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
    Part-time assistant at the Basic Crafts Course in the Faculty of Fine Arts in the Tokyo University of the Arts (- 1984)
    Selected for the 29th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition, selected several times from this year onward
  • 1985 Solo Exhibition at Gendaikougei Fujinoya (Tochigi)
  • 1986 Selected for the 3rd Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1989 Becomes Full Member of the Japan Kogei Association
  • 1990 Evaluator and Judge at the 30th East Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1991 Kingfisher maki-e tea container submitted to the 31st East Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition purchased by the Imperial Household Agency
    Solo Exhibition at Gendaikougei Fujinoya (Tochigi)
  • 1992 Worked at the Educational Affairs Department at the Ishikawa Prefectural Institute of Wajima Lacquer Arts (- 2006)
    Selected for the 33rd Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition, selected several times from this year onward
  • 2006 Moves activity base to Ashigara, Kanagawa
  • 2010 Evaluator at the 50th East Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2011 The 1st Tsukiji Hisaya Lacquer Art Exhibition at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi
    Evaluator at the 29th Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2013 "From Crafts to Kōgei In Commemoration of the 60th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition" at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
  • 2015 Tsukiji Hisaya, Nakajo Iori Lacquer Art Exhibition at Gallery Tanaka
    Evaluator at the 55th East Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2017 The 1st Tsukiji Hisaya, Nakajo Iori Lacquer Art Exhibition at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi
    Evaluator at the 64th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2018 Evaluator at the 65th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    "URUSHI Tradition and Innovation" Exhibition
  • Currently Full Member of the Japan Kogei Association

  • 1985Received the Japan Kogei Association Tokyo Branch Award for the Kanshitsu Flower Shaped Tray at the 25th East Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1987Received the Incentive Award for the Kanshitsu Four-petaled Flower Bowl at the East Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1995Received the Hokkoku Shimbun Award for the Kanshitsu Box "Water Surface" at the 36th Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1999Received the Japan Kogei Association Award for the Kanshitsu Bowl at the 16th Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2003Received the Asahi Shimbun Award for the Kanshitsu Tamenuri Wave Patterned Tray at the 20th Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Received the Prince Takamatsu Memorial Award for the Kanshitsu with Red Urushi Covered Vessel at the 50th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2005Received the Japan Kogei Association Award for the Kanshitsu Bowl "Space" at the 46th Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2007Received the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education Award for the Kanshitsu Two-tiered Box with Red Urushi at the 24th Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2011Received the Mitsukoshi Award for the Kanshitsu Plum Blossom Shaped Plate at the 51st East Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2012Received the Japan Kogei Association Incentive Award for the Kanshitsu Covered Vessel with Red Urushi "As Time Goes By" at the 59th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2013Received the Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition 30th Anniversary Award for the Kanshitsu Flower Shaped Bowl with Red Urushi at the 30th Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2016Submitted the Kanshitsu Chrysanthemum Shaped Incense Container to the 33rd Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Submitted the Kanshitsu Box "Space" to the 56th East Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Incentive Award for the Kanshitsu Covered Food Vessel "Two Petals" at the 63rd Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2018Received the Kawatoku Award for the Kanshitsu Red Iron Oxide Colored Two-tiered Box at the 58th East Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2020Received the Kumamoto Prefectural Traditional Crafts Center Award for the Kanshitsu Tamenuri Chrysanthemum Shaped Covered Vessel at the 37th Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Received the Honorable Mention Award for the Red Iron Oxide Colored Two-tiered Box at the 28th Tableware Grand Prix

  • Wajima Museum of Urushi Art
14 artworks posted