Artistic Handicrafts Society List of Officials


Honorary President Nobuteru Ishihara Member of the Lower House of the Diet
President Katsuyo Asaka Japanese Paper Artist, Member of Examination Committee forKnitting Skills at the Ministry of Education and Science, Principal of Risho Handicrafts Academy
Vice-President Kazue Okada Silver Wire Cloisonne artist, Head of Hyogo Section,
Rurinokai Sponsor, Honorary President of Hyogo Craft Society
Vice-President Nobuko Noguchi Leather Crafts Artist, Supervisor of the Shin Studio,
Advisor to he National Leather Hides Promotion Society
Member of
 the Standing Committee
Noriko Kotani Handweaving Artist, Head of Osaka Section,
Instructor at the Life and Handicrafts club
Member of
 the Standing Committee
Yayoi Nakase Pressed Flower and Herb Artist, Yayoi
Flowering Sponsor
Member of
 the Standing Committee
Seiko Ikebuchi Raised Picture Artist, Head of Tokushima
Section, Silk Society Sponsor
Member of
 the Standing Committee
Shinyu Suzaki Silver Wire Cloisonne artist, Head of
Kanagawa Section, Instructor at the Silver
Wire Cloisonne Techniques club
Kanagawa Section, Instructor at the Silver
Wire Cloisonne Techniques club
Member of
 the Standing Committee
Kiyoko Arai Danella Technical Arts artist, Japan Danella
Association Embroidery Club Sponsor
Member of
 the Standing Committee
Tomoko Kawada Head of Chiba Section, Silver Wire
Cloisonne artist, Kawada Cloisonne
Classroom Sponsor
Member of
 the Standing Committee
Takako Hirokawa Resin Industrial Arts artist,
Head of Saitama Section,Vice-President of Shinju
industrial arts club
Member of
 the Standing Committee
Fumiko Ito Ceremonial Paper String Artist, Fumi Crafts
Classroom Sponsor
Member of
 the Standing Committee
Yuko Takahashi Artist in the arts of Dyeing, Kawamura
University Lecturer
Member of
 the Standing Committee
Keiko Miki Seiko Raised Pictures Associate Professor
Member of
 the Standing Committee
Mieko Kaibara Seiko Raised Pictures Associate Professor
Member of
 the Standing Committee
Keika Utsumi Silver Wire Cloisonne artist,
Rurinokai Committee Member
Member of
 the Standing Committee
Taizo Yoshida Silver Wire Cloisonne artist
Committee Member Kimiyo Takeda
Committee Member Tomiko Kaneko

 

Chairperson's greetings


The Artistic Handicrafts Society is a group of artists dedicated to handicrafts. The range of artistic skills involved includes cloisonne work, leather crafts, pressed flowers, Oshie (pictures made from paper, cloth and cotton), collages, resin arts, ceremonial paper strings, textiles, ceramic arts, and dyeing.
Every year, we hold an exhibition, where the public is invited to participate. Many excellent works are exhibited from all over Japan. Each work is in its final state after repeated trial and error, and is precious as something unique in the world. We believe that such works of art should be made, not by hands, but by the heart. Works of art made in such an authentic manner may give rise to a range of emotions.
In our society each member profits from the knowledge and skills of other members, irrespective of age, career, or field of expertise.
If you want to exchange technical skill or information, then please feel free to get in touch with us at any time. We hope that such contacts will give rise to long-lasting friendships.
We do hope that you will visit our art exhibition, where we will have a chance to get to know each other.
We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Chairperson Risyo Asaka






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TEL, FAX: 03-3398-6106

(※ additional posts on the standing committee)

General affairs          Tomoko Kawata

Accounts            Kiyoko Arai  Yuko Takahashi

Public information         Taizo Yoshida