With a focus on public art, The Japan Traffic Culture Association interviewed successful artists and prominent figures in each field. In this popular section, they talk about their passion for art that inspires them and stories behind producing their work.
*The interview contents are as of the date of posted.
OHKOJIMA Maki, the 29th International TAKIFUJI Art Award winner who deepens her reflection on the earth’s environment and on humans, nature, and the universe.
UCHIUMI Satoshi , the 20th International TAKIFUJI Art Award winner who is producing works in many public spaces such as Toranomon Hills and Palace Hotel Tokyo.
Ms. Aoki Noe, a sculptor well known both in Japan and in abroad, is the first recipient of Takifuji Art Award, which was founded in 1980.She is an artist supple and natural with a worldwide viewpoint.
Tets Ohnari, a sculptor who won the 24th International Takifuji Art Award, has been living in Czech Republic to create works since 2010.
Sculptor/ Former President of Tama Art University
Mr. IGARASHI took advantage of “1% for Art” both in the United-States and in Taiwan to produce his art works there.