The examination board of the 37th International TAKIFUJI Art Award was held on September 14th. The results were, 13 Prizes for Excellence and one Special Jury Prize went to artists from Japan, and to six countries, including Korea, China, Singapore, France, Germany and USA, 6 Prizes for Excellence and one Special Jury Prize were awarded. In addition, the winners of the Grand Prize and the International Grand Prize (for international students) were selected from the Prize for Excellence recipients.
The award ceremony was held in the Hakuho-kan building of Happo-en which boasts the best of Japanese traditional architecture. There were five simultaneous interpreters. After a tea ceremony, the director general of JPTCA, Hisao Taki, handed the award certificates and scholarships to each winner on stage. The winners happy smiles with their teachers standing proudly beside them made a very impressive scene. At the end of the ceremony, Professor Ryohei Miyata, the former president of Tokyo University of the Arts, made an appearance.
The reception opened with a strings performance by Kazuki Sawa, the president of Tokyo University of the Arts, and students of Tokyo University of the Arts. All enjoyed the music and lively conversations. For the second half of the reception party, the winners presented their work and the participants could appreciate their creative passion and hope for the future.
A day before the award ceremony, the award winners visited CREARE Atami-Yugawara Studio to observe and hands-on training on the creation of public art using stained glass and ceramic relief. Award winners from abroad remarked that stained glass which was only used in old buildings like churches in Europe is used for modern art in Japan. At the end of the program, they moved to the facility ‘Creare Art building’ for hands-on training. They created work using colorful glass and ceramic pieces on about A5-size plates. As soon as they started working on it, their creativity showed on their faces. One hour later, 18 individual pieces were completed.
|Organized by||Public Interest Incorporated Foundation, Japan Traffic Culture Association|
|Participating schools||Japan: Aichi University of the Arts / Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts / Kanazawa College of Art / Kyoto City University of Arts / Kyoto University of Art and Design / Joshibi University of Art and Design / Tama Art University / Tokyo University of the Arts / Tokyo Zokei University / Tohoku University of Art and Design / Nihon University / Hiroshima City University / Musashino Art University
Korea: Seoul National University / Ewha Womans University, College of Arts / Hongik University
China: Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University
Singapore: Lasalle College of the Arts
France: École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris
Germany: Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design / The Berlin University of the Arts, Germany
UK: University College London / University of the Arts London
USA: Art Center College of Design
|Juries||MIYATA Ryohei (Metal Craft Artist, Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of the Arts) / OTSU Eibin (Painter, Member of The Japan Art Academy) / ONARI Hiroshi (Sculptor, Administrator of Japan Artists Association) / HIBINO Katsuhiko (Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts) / Director of the General Affairs Division, Railway Bureau of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism / Managing Director, East Japan Railway Company / TAKI Hisao, Director – General, Japan Traffic Culture Association|
2016 Application Guideline(PDF: 1.8MB)