Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of the Arts
We set up “The TAKIFUJI Art Award” scholarship program in 1980. Our aim is to support artistically talented young students who would contribute to the future of the art and culture. Presently the scholarship draws students from 13 domestic and 13 foreign institutions-6 from Asia, and 7 from Europe and the U.S. The scholarship provides 300,000 yen a year to each recipient. Over the last 42 years we’ve provided support to 823 students, some of whom have become leaders in the art world.
As The Association promote public art all over japan, we set up “The TAKIFUJI Art Award” in 1980 to foster young talents who could contribute to the future of public art. Since we extended our invitations to overseas students in 1991, we changed the name to “The International TAKIFUJI Art Award.” Presently, the scholarship draws students from 13 foreign institutions as well as 13 domestic colleges. Over the last 42 years (by 2021), we have provided support for a total of 823 young art students from Japan and abroad. Some have become leaders in the art world. Among them, sculptor AOKI Noe, a 1st year grantee; contemporary artist; NARA Yoshitomo, a 5th year grantee; contemporary artist, YANOBE Kenji, a 9th year grantee; and sculptor and associate professor at Tokyo University of the Arts, ODANI Motohiko, a 15th year grantee.
|Total of winners||823|
|Total Scholarship||234.4 million yen ($2.04million)|
Receiving this award has given me more confidence in myself. This work was born out of a sense of stagnation caused by not being able to go out freely during the self-restraint period of the Corona disaster.
I used the cardboard boxes from the mail order service, which had increased during the refrain, as a material to express in an organic way the erosion of my inner self due to stress.
Through this work, I realized that it is important to keep the will to create art even under any circumstances. I will try to keep this attitude in my work.
Chohchat is a co-operative living space proposed as assistance for floating refugee communities located in cambodia. Chohchat encourages sharing of activities and infrastructure to help build up community relationships and provide the space and storage for activities and shared belongings. The programming aims to reduce the burden of single-family living and improve quality of life. At the same time. Economic green technologies take advantage of the equatorial location and are embedded into the structural elements made from locally sourced, grown, and processed materials.
I think as a future architecture designer, beside the building form and materials approaches, it is very important to design the buildings or structures that relate to local people’s culture and daily life. The best solution of providing a living experience is to understand users’/renters’/ livers’background and habits. At the meanwhile, we should also look at what’s happening in the world and the small / weak groups that weren’t been noticed or taken cared. Design for social justice and comfortable environment for people’s long living is my main goal alone my design professions. And as a designer who cares about humanity, culture, and nature, I’m committed to design experience with details based on studies and findings of connections, conflicts, and expressions.
As of October 2021.
|Prize for Excellence / Grand Prize||IDEMOTO Sakura||Joshibi University of Art and Design, Japan|
|Prize for Excellence / International Grand Prize||Weizi SONG||Art Center College of Design, USA|
|Prize for Excellence||OTSUKA Rion||Aichi University of the Arts, Japan|
|ITO Gin||Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts, Japan|
|KUDOH Fumika||Kanazawa College of Art, Japan|
|HASHIMOTO Rio||Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan|
|NISHIMOTO Shiho||Kyoto University of Arts, JAPAN|
|ISHIGURO Yumi||Tama Art University, Japan|
|MOMII Yuka||Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan|
|KUBO So||Tokyo Zokei University, Japan|
|KOBAYASHI Yui||Tohoku University of Art and Design, Japan|
|SUGIYAMA Rika||Nihon University, Japan|
|NISHIDA Nao||Hiroshima City University, Japan|
|BAN Kanako||Musashino Art University, Japan|
|Seung hyeon HA||Seoul National University, Korea|
|Meng XIANGKE||Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, China|
|Tse Xuan LAU||Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore|
|Isabelle HUSCHKE||Berlin University of the Arts, Germany|
|Morgane ELY||École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France|
|Special Jury Prize||SOWA Miyu||Kanazawa College of Art, Japan|
|KAWABATA Mokuha||Tama Art University, Japan|
|HOTTA Yuka||Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan|
|Laura BENZ||Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, Germany|
The Grand Prize winner is selected from among winners of Prize for Excellence.
YUZAWA Sachiko Professor, Tama Art University
XU Ning Painter
Students who are qualified and recommended by professor
Prize for excellence: 300,000 JPY single installment
|Application Deadline||June 15th, 2021|
|Results Announced||Middle of September, 2021|
|Award Ceremony||TBA, in October/ November, 2021|
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Taki Fuji Foundation was established in 1968 as an aid program to foster potential in the younger generation. The name of “Taki Fuji” was taken by the name of Taki FUJITARO, who is one of the founder. It is available to people working in transportation or traffic related businesses (including tourism) and their family members currently attending university or another form of higher education. Each year around 50 participants are selected and receive financial assistance or full scholarship. Up to 2020, the students who received the scholarship are more than 1800.