[Seiko House Ginza Hall (former Wako Hall)] “Yukie Osumi Metalwork Exhibition METALWORK by YUKIE OSUMI” will be held from September 14th (Thursday)

The first solo exhibition in Wako by metal craftsman Yukie Osumi, who holds an Important Intangible Cultural Property (Living National Treasure) for metal hammering.

At the Seiko House Ginza Hall, the "Yukie Osumi Metalwork Exhibition METALWORK by YUKIE OSUMI" will be held from September 14th (Thursday) to 24th (Sunday).

Mr. Ohsumi continues to create works with the theme of “putting the original scenery of nature in the depths of the Japanese heart”. The light of the sun and moon that illuminates all things, the shapes of waves that change every moment, the wind that runs on the surface of the water, and the shifting clouds. , metal engraving, and inlaying are used to create a “vessel”.
This exhibition features more than 50 items such as vases, bowls, water jars, incense burners, and incense cases. Please take a look at the many gems of works that have been sublimated into the beauty of Japan.

Silver hammered flower vase "Araiso" (width 25.3 x depth 25.3 x height 27.1 cm)

Silver-copper red copper vase "Akai Umi" (diameter 20.3 x height 23.7 cm)

Sumi-e inlaid Nanryo vase "Beyond the Mountain" (diameter 21.0 x height 22.5 cm)

Wrought copper vase "Nihito" (width 25.3 x depth 23.0 x height 18.4 cm)

Yukie Ohsumi Biography
1945 Born in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture
1969 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts
1986 Received the Japan Kogei Association Encouragement Award at the 33rd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
1987 Received the Japan Kogei Association President's Award at the 34th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
1988 Sent to England for one year as an overseas trainee for artists from the Agency for Cultural Affairs
1991 Received the 1st Masahiko Katori Award Received the 4th MOA Mokichi Okada Award for Excellence in Crafts
2003 Submitted to the 50th anniversary of the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition “The Beauty of Craftsmanship”
2007 Submitted to the "Beauty of Craftsmanship: 50 Years of Traditional Crafts" Exhibition (British Museum)
2009 Received the Japan Kogei Association Holder Award at the 56th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
2010 Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon Received the 17th MOA Mokichi Okada Award Craft Category MOA Museum of Art Award
2014 61st Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition Japan Kogei Association Holder Award Selected as the 1st Smithsonian Institution Visiting Artist
2015 Certified as a holder of important intangible cultural property “Tankin”
2016 Published "Golden Existence – The Story of Metalwork" (Ribun Publishing)
Submitted to "Creation of Crafts and KÔgei -Living National Treasure Exhibition-" (Wako) and every year since then
2017 Received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette
2020 English version of "The Soul of Gold – Tales from a Japanese Metal Artist's Studio" published (SelectBooks, New York)
2022 Exhibited at "Japanese Metalwork Exhibition – Metropolitan Museum of Art 150th Anniversary Exhibition" Exhibited at "HOMO FABER, 12 Stone Garden" (Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, MOA Museum of Art) Currently (Public Corporation) Advisor of Japan Kogei Association, Tokyo Kasei University Professor Emeritus, Visiting Professor Emeritus, Kanazawa College of Art

Public Collections Agency for Cultural Affairs, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, MOA Museum of Art, Tamashin Museum of History and Art, Kunitachi City, Iwata City Museum of Fragrances UK: Victoria and Albert Museum, National Museum of Scotland USA: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian Museum (Freer & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery)

"Yukie Osumi Metalwork Exhibition METALWORK by YUKIE OSUMI"
September 14th (Thursday) to 24th (Sunday)
Venue: Seiko House Ginza Hall Seiko House Ginza 6th floor, 4-5-11 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Contact: Wako (03) 3562-2111 (representative)
Business hours: 11:00-19:00 (until 17:00 on the last day)
Closed: Open all year round Admission: Free Sponsor/Wako

◎ Wako Hall has changed its name to "Seiko House Ginza Hall".
We will send various messages to the world, such as exhibitions related to the Seiko Group business in general and co-creation with artists.

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