TOTOKI Akiyoshi

Professor

1950
Born in Osaka
1973
Graduated from Department of Industrial, Interior and Craft, Musashino Art University
1975
Completed Master’s program in Urushi Art major, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts 
Studied at Urushi Artist Kosaku Noda’s workshop
1977
Established own workshop in Ohme-shi, Tokyo
Five Artists Exhibition (touring exhibition in 5 ASEAN countries) at Ikebukuro Tobu Department Store
Excellence Award, Japan Craft Exhibition ‘77
1981
Excellence Award, Japan Craft Exhibition ‘81
Solo Exhibition at Ikebukuro Seibu Department Store Gallery
Production of commissioned work for Osaka Design Festival
1986
Honorable mention, The 26th Japanese Traditional Craft New Works Exhibition
The awarded work selected for collection of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1988
Grand Prix, The 1st Hyogo Wood Craft Competition
The awarded work selected for collection of Hyogo Prefecture Nen-rin no Sato
Solo Exhibition at Ginza Matsuya Department Store
1989
Selected for the 36th Japanese Traditional Craft Exhibition
1991
Solo Exhibition at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Department Main Store
1992
Invited participation, Kumamoto Prefecture Japanese Traditional Craft Exhibition
The work selected for collection of Kumamoto Prefectural Traditional Crafts Center
1994
Solo Exhibition at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Department Main Store
Touring Exhibition in Akita, Nara and Kamakura
1995
Commissioned furniture production for Masako Shirasu Residence
1996
Invited participation, Urushi of the World Exhibition at Fujita Vente
Solo Exhibition at Suigyoku Gallery, Itabashi
Appointed Councilor, World Urushi Cultural Council (WUCC)
1997
Solo Exhibition at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Department Main Store
Invited participation at Asahi Contemporary Craft Exhibition
1998
Global Survey of Gold Leaf, Kanazawa Research Institute of Art and Design (in Thailand, Laos and Myanmar) 
Survey of Headwater of Yangtze River, WUCC
2000
Solo Exhibition at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Department Main Store
2002
Founded Ohme Craft Museum
2004
Solo Exhibition at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Department Main Store
Appointed Executive Director, Japan Cultural Properties Urushi Association
2006
Lecture at the University of British Columbia (Canada)
Paint-in at Victoria Museum (Canada)
Solo Exhibition at Gallery Le Bain, Nishi Azabu
Invited participation, Japan – Korea International Urushi Exhibition at the University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts
2008
Survey of Paint finish of Japanese Sword Sheath, Museo Stibbert, Italy
Appointed Councilor, Craft Center Japan
2010
Invited participation at Urushi Craft Art Exhibition, Fujian Museum of the Arts 
Invited participation at “Nichijou Sokudou” Exhibition, the National Art Museum in China, Beijing
2011
“Colors of Japan” Exhibition and Workshop, University of Lapland Gallery, Finland

 

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