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Edo kimekomi dollsTraditional craftsmanToukou Kakinuma柿沼東光

柿沼東光

Toukou Kakinuma

Edo kimekomi dolls  1948-

Traditional craftsman

Toukou Kakinuma has presented ornaments of the imperial family and folkloric dolls in splendid colors. In particular, he has learned unique techniques such as mother-of-pearl inlay and colored two-robed Mokumekomi dolls, and has established a new Toukou brand with his style of creating innovative products by always keeping an eye on the \"present\" of the times while striving to improve his techniques.

Profile

Profile Profile
1948
Born in Arakawa-ku, Tokyo in September
1971
Began to study under Yoshitoku Daimitsu Co., Ltd
1974
Began to study under Traditional Craftsman Toukou Kakinuma I, and since then devoted to making Edo Kimekomi dolls

Awards received

Awards received Awards received
2006
Traditional Crafts Industry Merit Award
2006
Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Director's Award
2008
Japan Traditional Craftsmen Association Distinguished Service Award
2008
2008 Governor of Tokyo Award (Industrial Promotion Achievement)
2009
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award (Traditional Craft Industry Promotion)

Works by Toukou Kakinuma

Works by  Toukou Kakinuma Toukou Kakinuma