Kajiwara Koho Bio/CV

K a j i w a ra K o h o | CV

b. 1935, Kamitsue, Oita Prefecture

E d u c a t i o n

1952, Apprenticed to Iwao Kounsai and Iwao Honan

E x h i b i t i o n s + A c c o l a d e s

1965, Admitted to 9th Beppu City Art Exhibition (thereafter admitted many times)

1976, Admitted to Oita Prefecture Art Exhibition (thereafter admitted many times)

1977, Admitted to Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition, Western Division (thereafter admitted many times)

1979, Admitted to Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition (thereafter admitted 14 times and a winner once)

1981, First Solo Exhibition at Iwataya

1982, Became member of Oita Association of Arts

1983, Beppu Municipal Museum acquired his flower basket titled “Aso”

1985, Became full member of Traditional Craft Arts Association

1985, Admitted to 2nd Japan Traditional Craft Arts Wood and Bamboo Exhibition

1986, Official recognition as Traditional Skill Holder

1988, Received Beppu Mayor’s Award

1991, Winner of NHK Chairman’s Prize at 38th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition

1992, Winner of Full Membership Award at 26th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition, Western Division

1992, Winner of Governor’s Award and OG Award at 28th Oita Prefecture Art Exhibition

1993, Received Special Recognition Award from Governor of Oita

1996, Prime Minister of Japan presented his work as a gift to the President of France

1997, The Beauty of Wood and Bamboo, Iwataya Gallery

1998, SOFA Chicago

1999, The International Asian Art Fair, New York

1999, SOFA NewYork

1999, SOFA Chicago

1999, The International 20th Century Art Fair, New York

2000, The International Asian Art Fair, New York

2000, SOFA NewYork

2000, SOFA Chicago

2000, The International 20th Century Art Fair, New York

2001, Arts of Pacific Asia, San Francisco

2001, The International Asian Art Fair, New York

2001, SOFA New York

2001, SOFA Chicago

2002, The International Asian Art Fair, New York

2002, The International Art & Design Fair, New York

2003, SOFA New York

2003, The Classic Japanese Basket, TAI Gallery, Santa Fe

2003, Antiques Chicago

2003, The International Asian Art Fair, New York

2003, International Art & Design Fair, New York

2004, SOFA Chicago

2004, Antiques Chicago

2004, SOFA NewYork

2004, New York Asian Fair

2004, Exhibited in the Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, Virginia

2005, The International Art & Design Fair, New York City

2006, Power & Delicacy: Master Works of Japanese Bamboo Art at TAI Gallery

2006, Hin: The Quiet Beauty of Japanese Art, Grinnell College, Iowa

2006, Hin: The Quiet Beauty of Japanese Art, Chicago Cultural Center

2007, The International Asian Art Fair, New York

2008, The International Asian Art Fair, New York

2008, Palm Beach!, Florida

2009, SOFA New York

2010, Int’l. Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show, New York

2011, SOFA New York

2011, Art Antiques London

2011, Int’l. Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show, New York

2013, Oita’s Art Movement, in partnership with the Oita Prefectural Government, a museum-quality show, TAI Gallery, Santa Fe

2014, Group show, Japanese American Cultural Community Center, Los Angeles

2017, Masterpieces of Japanese Bamboo Art, TAI Modern at Joan B Mirviss LTD, New York, NY

M u s e u m C o l l e c t i o n s

Imperial Household, Japan

Beppu City Museum of Art, Japan

Beppu CityTraditional Bamboo Craft Art Museum, Japan

Oita Prefectural Art Hall, Japan