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Foster young artists

40th Award Ceremony
40th Award Ceremony

As The Association promote public art all over japan, we set up “The Takafuji 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 40 years (by 2019), we have provided support for a total of 758 young art students from Japan and abroad. Some have become leaders in the art world. Among them, sculptor Noe Aoki, a 1st year grantee; contemporary artist; Yoshitomo Nara, a 5th year grantee; contemporary artist, Kenji Yanobe, a 9th year grantee; and sculptor and associate professor at Tokyo University of the Arts, Motohiko Odani, a 15th year grantee.

Achievement (Until 2019, 40th.award)

The universities above are correct as of October 2019 (Universities which subject to the application qualification revised and add depend on the year)
Total of winners 780
Total Scholarship 228.1 million yen ($2.10 million)
Universities
Japan:
Aichi University of the Arts / Hiroshima City University / Joshibi University of Art and Design / Kanazawa College of Art / Kyoto City University of Arts / Kyoto University of Arts (former Kyoto University of Art and Design) /Musashino Art University / Nihon University / Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts / Tama Art University / Tohoku University of Art and Design / Tokyo University of the Arts / Tokyo Zokei University
Abroad:
Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, China / The Education University of Hong Kong, China / École Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France / Berlin University of the Arts, Germany / Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, Germany / Ewha Womans University, College of Arts, Korea / Hongik University, Korea / Seoul National University, Korea / Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore / 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,
    The ninth President, Tokyo University of the Arts
  • OTSU Eibin
    OTSU Eibin
    Painter,
    Member of The Japan Art Academy
  • ONARI Hiroshi
    ONARI Hiroshi
    Sculptor,
    Administrator of Japan Artists Association
  • HIBINO Katsuhiko
    HIBINO Katsuhiko
    Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
  • AOKI Noe
    AOKI Noe
    Sculptor
  • Director of General Affairs Division, Railway Bureau of The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • Managing Director, East Japan Railway Company
  • TAKI Hisao, Director – General, Japan Traffic Culture Association

Winners 2019

Prize for Excellence / Grand Prize KITAMURA Takahiro Kyoto University of Art and Design *renamed Kyoto University of Arts, from April 2020, Japan
Prize for Excellence / International Grand Prize Johanna MIRABEL École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France
Prize for Excellence HOSOKAWA Kazune Aichi University of the Arts, Japan
ENDO Akane Kanazawa College of Art, Japan
HORIGUCHI Shiho Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan
MIKAMI Eriko Joshibi University of Art and Design, Japan
ISHIWATA Yuhna Tama Art University, Japan
ARAKI Chiaki Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
KANEKO Norihiro Tokyo Zokei University, Japan
HIRAMOTO Ayumi Tohoku University of Art and Design, Japan
SATO Sumika Nihon University, Japan
KUME Chihiro Hiroshima City University, Japan
KATO Mayu Musashino Art University, Japan
Eunsun RYU Seoul National University, Korea
Xinmeng CHAI Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, China
Chung Yan SHUM The Education University of Hong Kong, China
Jia Hui LEONG Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
Younggeun KIM Berlin University of the Arts, Germany
Zhanyu YE Art Center College of Design, USA
Special Jury Prize TATSUMURA Keiichi Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
TSUCHIDA Sho Tohoku University of Art and Design, Japan
Vivien RUXTON Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, Germany

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

Interviews

New

Interview with alumni art award winner

OHKOJIMA Maki Artist

OHKOJIMA Maki, the 29th International TAKIFUJI Art Award winner who deepens her reflection on the ea
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, 2020
Results Announced Middle of September, 2020
Award Ceremony TBA, in October/ November, 2020

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

The 41th Scholarship Application Guidelines 2020 (PDF: 5MB)

Takifuji Foundation

About Foundation

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

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.

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