Osamu Sakai

  • Textiles
  • 1943 -
Osamu Sakai

I try to express the wind, light and air that I feel seeing the plants and flowers of the different seasons. I make patterns from these scenes and use them to design my kimonos. I try to make kimonos with expressions and designs that stand out when they are worn in the modern world we live in today.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Holder of Intangible Cultural Property of Kyoto for "Yuzen"
  • 1943 Born in Kyoto
  • 1961 Becomes an apprentice to dyeing artist Kako Moriguchi
  • 1972 Becomes independent
  • 1981 Selected for the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition for the first time
  • 1985 Becomes Full Member of the Japan Kogei Association
  • 1994 Designated as Traditional Craftsman by the Traditional Crafts Industry Promotion Association Foundation
  • 2006 Awarded as Master Craftsman of Kyoto
  • 2009 Received the Award for Person of Merits in the Traditional Crafts Industry
  • 2011 Designated as Intangible Cultural Property of Kyoto

  • Received the Excellence Award at the Kyoto Kōgei Art Exhibition
    Received an Honorable Mention at the New Artists' Textiles Exhibition
    Received the Commissoner for Cultural Affairs Award at the Textiles Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Received the Nikkei Inc. Award at the Textiles Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the Textiles Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Kinki Award at the Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Received the Kyoto Prefectural Board of Education Manager Award at the Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Incentive Award ar the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    etc.

  • The Museum of Kyoto

Price Range

$ 9,000 - 26,000

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11 artworks posted