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History

Foster young artists

40th Award Ceremony
40th Award Ceremony

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 12 foreign institutions as well as 13 domestic colleges. Over the last 43 years (by 2022), we have provided support for a total of 846 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.

Achievement (Until 2022, 43th award)

The universities above are correct as of October 2022 (Universities which subject to the application qualification revised and add depend on the year)
Total of winners 846
Total Scholarship 246.8 million yen ($1.60million)
Universities
Japan:
Aichi University of the Arts / Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts / Kanazawa College of Art / Kyoto City University of Arts / Kyoto University of the Arts/ 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
Abroad:
Ewha Womans University, College of Arts & Design, Korea / Hongik University, Korea / Seoul National University, Korea / Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, China / Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore / École Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France / Berlin University of the Arts, Germany / Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, Germany / University of the Arts London, UK / University College London, UK / Art Center College of Design, USA / Pratt Institute, USA

Juries

  • MIYATA Ryohei
    MIYATA Ryohei
    Metal Craft Artist /
    Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of the Arts
  • OTSU Eibin
    OTSU Eibin
    Painter /
    Member of The Japan Art Academy
  • ONARI Hiroshi
    ONARI Hiroshi
    Sculptor /
    Director of Japan Artists Association
  • HIBINO Katsuhiko
    HIBINO Katsuhiko
    Artist /
    President,Tokyo University of the Arts
  • YUZAWA Sachiko
    YUZAWA Sachiko
    Professor, Tama Art University
  • Director of the General Affairs Division, Railway Bureau of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • Senior Executive Officer, East Japan Railway Company
  • TAKI Hisao, Director – General, Japan Traffic Culture Association

As of October 2022.

The 43th Winners 2022

Prize for Excellence / Grand Prize KIKAWA Hinata Hiroshima City University, Japan
Prize for Excellence / International Grand Prize Lukas HENGELHAUPT Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, Germany
Prize for Excellence DOTA Yuka Aichi University of the Arts, Japan
KOTOU Miku Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts, Japan
HANAI Madoka Kanazawa College of Art, Japan
ONO Risa Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan
FUKUMOTO Reo Kyoto University of Arts, JAPAN
WADA Sayoko Joshibi University of Art and Design, Japan
FUKUDA Hiroaki Tama Art University, Japan
SHIGETOMI Ayaka Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
TERADAIRA Hana Tokyo Zokei University, Japan
WADA Ryuta Tohoku University of Art and Design, Japan
LIU Ruiqi Nihon University, Japan
WEI Yanghao Musashino Art University, Japan
OH Chaehyun Ewha Womans University, College of Arts & Design, Korea
Wu QIAN Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, China
Shannon LIM LI XUAN Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
Dora JERIDI École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France
Bram DROULERS University of the Arts London, UK
Kaya Gayoung JEONG Art Center College of Design, USA
Special Jury Prize SHIBATA Mizuki Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan
KAMEDA Makishi Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
PARK Seongwon Berlin University of the Arts, Germany

The Grand Prize winner is selected from among winners of Prize for Excellence.

Interview

New

The 37th International TAKIFUJI Art Award winnner

KOMI Taku sculptor

Sculptor KOMI Taku has mainly worked on stone works. He created a work using stained glass for the f
Qualifications

Students who are qualified and recommended by professor

Award Amount

Prize for excellence: 300,000 JPY single installment
Jury’s Special Award: 100,000 JPY single installment

Application Deadline June 15th, 2022
Results Announced Middle of September, 2022
Award Ceremony TBA, in October/ November, 2022

*There is possibility that the event be cancelled or changed due to the spread of the new coronavirus.

For more information about this award, please refer to the details on PDF below.

The 42th Scholarship Application Guidelines 2022 (PDF: 3.2MB)

How to apply online the International TAKIFUJI Art Award (PDF:213KB)

Takifuji Foundation

About Foundation

Poster of calling for Takifuji Foundation scholars
Poster of calling for Takifuji Foundation scholars

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 2022, the students who received the scholarship are more than 1900.

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