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Makie (Lacquer) Artist

AGJ Fountain pen Makie Artist Daikai
Lacquer Artist
DAIKAI
[DAIKAI's Career]

Year 1950Born in Kyoto
His father, uncle, grand father and grand-grand father were Urushi Lacquer masters too.
1969Another Urushi artist "Masakichi Shima" started teaching Daikai.
1976Daikai began succeeding to inherit the style of Kyo makie.
1985Won the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce Award at Kyoto Lacquerware exhibition.
1986Held Urushi Lacquer exhibition at Kyoto Takashimaya(the largest department store in Japan).
1990Exhibited at the Arts and Crafts in kyoto.
1991Became a technical lecturer for the artists at the traditional industry at Kyoto.
1994Opened his Kyoto Urushi lacquer school.
1995Invited to display his works at INFA 1995 in Hannover, Germany.
1997Won the award at the industrial techniques for the crafts in Kyoto.
1999Held the first Kyoto Urushi lacquer school’s exhibition at Ko-dai temple, Kyoto.
2001He has held the traditional crafts exhibition every year since 2001.
2008Held Amber Makie and Lacquer works exhibition at Sogo department store.
2009Held Kyoto Urushi Lacquer exhibition at Takashimaya in Namba, Osaka.

He lives in Kyoto now and teaches many Makie artisans Kyoto-Makie technique.
AGJ Fountain pen Makie Artist Yuri
Lacquer Artist
Yuri
[Yuri's Career]

Year 1981Born in Kyoto
2001She followed the family trade of Lacquered tea utensils making and started to work at Studio "Manju" owned by her family.
She took charge of design and decoration of Lacquered.work (Makie).
She also studied the traditional Japanese Painting at Kyoto University of Art and Design.
2009The Japanese lacquered tea ware (Usuchaki) made by her won the Kyoto Governor Prize at the 40th Kyo Laquered Ware Exhibition (the prize was won under the Studio's name).
Her work was also selected for the 49th Japan Crafts Exhibition.