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Profile of Shigeo Yamanaka The 4th Master of YAMANAKA KUMIKI WORKS INC.
Born in Odawara city
Estimated as an Excellent craft engineer by Kanagawa prefecture.
Authorized as a proprietor of an important cultural asset by Odawara city. This is a first authorization in the category of Hakone woodcraft.
Held his private art exhibition at Tokyo Matsuya Department Store. Title; "Molding of Kumiki" Awarded for his excellent work by the president in the Industrial Design competition held by Kanagawa prefecture.
Awarded for his excellent work by the president of NHK in the 12th Japan traditional craft exhibition. Appointed as a judge of craft skill by Kanagawa prefecture. Awarded for his contribution to Odawara city.
Held his private art exhibition in Tokyo. Title; "Woodcraft through 100 years by 5 generations".
Authorized as a prominent craftsman by Kanagawa prefecture.
Other information of his backgrounds.
Demonstrated his craft skill in front of the Princess Michiko (Empress Michiko of Today) in the 8th World Craft conference.
Demonstrated his skill in front of Ms. Zhou(spouse of past Zhou Enlai)