KAKUDA Seiji 角田 誠治

  • Wood works

Born in Kyoto 1945


  • 1964Started work of building of traditional “Kyo-machiya”※ as the successor of the family business.
  • 1974Around this year, began making traditional woodworks of KOGEI.
  • 1980Accepted for NIHON-DENTO-KOGEI※ Exhibition for the first time.
  • 1996Won the prize of the chairman of the educational committee of Wakayama prefecture at NIHON- DENTO- KOGEI Kansai Area Exhibition.
  • 2001Became a Regular member of NIHON-KOGEI-KAI
  • 2004Won the NIHON-KOGEI-KAI※ prize at DENTO-KOGEI Kinki Area Exhibition.
  • 2008Joined Artists group KOGEI-KYOTO.
  • 2009Won the encouraging award at Kyoto KOGEI Artist Society Exhibition.

My idea for KOGEI

I make “MOKUGA box”. MOKUGA is the way to present some geographic pattern by combination of small colored wood blocks. It is seen in heritages of Nara era. At making MOKUGA, I am always aware to make the best of tenderness of woods.