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
- 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|