Panel Discussion

(日本語) 翻訳:


The Future of Urushi Ware

For its 12th exhibition, the Ishikawa International Urushi Exhibition 2020 received 215 entries from 11 nations and regions.
At the Preliminary Assessment of images held in April 2020, 80 works submitted from 8 nations and regions were selected. For the exhibition, 78 works were sent to the Executive Office. The Final Assessment was held on June 25th 2020, and 16 prize winners were selected. The following day on June 26th 2020, a Special Symposium was held, The Executive Committee reported the results of the Final Assessment and the members of the Final Assessment Panel gave their comments on the prize winners. In addition, the panelists discussed their thoughts on the future of Urushi art. We would like to present that discussion.

Date and Time:
June 26th, 2020
10:00 am ~ 12:15 noon

Convention Hall
New Building, Ishikawa Industrial Center

Nagatoshi OHNISHI(Japan)
Urushi Artist,
Professor Emeritus at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
Motomi KAWAKAMI(Japan)
Chairman of the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP),
Representative of Kawakami Design Room Ltd.
Shinichi YAMAMURA(Japan)
Design Consultant,
President of Cobo Design Co., Ltd.
Setsuko YAMADA(Japan)
Design Coordinator,
Representative of TWIN Inc.
Nobuyuki TANAKA(Japan)
Urushi Artist,
Professor at the Kanazawa College of Art
Shinya YAMAMURA(Japan)
Urushi Artist,
Professor at the Kanazawa College of Art
Masahito SHIHO(Japan)
Project Director of Design Center Ishikawa
Deputy Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Ishikawa International Urushi Exhibition,
>Managing Director of the Design Center Ishikawa