Urushi (Japanese lacquer)
He was born in Tottori Prefecture (west coast of Japan) in 1983.
His first fascination for lacquer crafts started in high school.
In 2004 he entered the University of Toyama Takaoka National College majoring lacquer techniques in the lacquer craft course.
After graduating in 2005, he began his studies under Murose Kazumi who is a holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property of Japan,
in order to master the lacquer craft. In 2015 he was awarded with the Commissioner Award
of the Agency for Cultural Affairs during the 32nd Traditional Japanese lacquer Exhibition.
Yasuhiro Asai Website: asai-urushi.com
|2002||Japan lacquer Engineering Association, “lacquerware Scholarship Award”|
|2004||University of Toyama Takaoka National College “Yokoyama Award”|
|2005||Tottori Prefecture Art Exhibition “Encouragement Award”|
|2007||Tottori Prefecture Art Exhibition “Encouragement Award”|
|2008||Tottori Prefecture Art Exhibition “Encouragement Award”
Traditional Japanese Crafts Chugoku Branch Exhibition “Governor Award”
|2012||Traditional Japanese Crafts Chugoku Branch Exhibition “Encouragement Award”
59th Japan Traditional Craft Exhibition “New Faces Award”
|2015||32nd Traditional Japanese lacquer Exhibition “Commissioner Award of the Agency for Cultural Affairs”|
Lacquerware Historical Society member
Japan Cultural Property Lacquer Association member
Japan Crafts Association regular member
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