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Glass artisan

Tokuhiro Sakai

Mayor of Okawa Award – Industrial Arts Division, The 60th Fukuoka Prefectural Art Exhibition

Industrial Arts Division winner, The 62nd, 63rd, 64th Fukuoka Prefectural Art Exhibition

Mayor of Okawa Award - Industrial Arts Division, The 24th Okawa City Art Exhibition, thereafter winner in exhibitions that followed

Okawa Cultural Association Director’s Award, Industrial Arts Division, The 33rd Okawa City Art Exhibition

Interior Promotion Center Director’s Award, Kasho-no-Yume Expo 2009

Encouragement Prize, Commodity Division, The 11th Fukuoka Design Award

Encouragement Prize, The 33rd Kyushu New Craft Exhibition

Work history: 45 years

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職人一問一答

What kind of products are you making?
Glass for furniture and fittings, glass plates (Hakata-Kenjo, Saga-Nishiki, Kurume-Kasuri)
How did you come to this occupation?
Glass is the family business.
What are you particular about in your work?
Improvement of quality, Careful inspection.
What is the good thing about your job?
I am able to respond to customer’s requests, from mass production to small quantity high-quality production. I am encouraged when customers are impressed with my work.
What is your dream?
I would like to create glass by placing clothes such as Kurume-Kasuri, Hakata-Ori, other cultural property fabrics, clothes with memories or Okawa’s beautiful wooden plates between two pieces of glass.
Name of company Sakai Glass Kobo
Location 1543 Mukaijima, Okawa-shi, Fukuoka 831-0005
TEL +81-944-86-4465
Web http://www.marutatsukagu.com/sakai.html

WORKS

Tokuhiro Sakai 作品1
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