About the Artist
Akio Kurokawa, known as a master of Japanese traditional craftsman is famous for his innovative style while keeping the tradition alive. He has successfully modernized traditional glass work to create his own world of Kiriko with its distinctive curved lines boldly engraved over geometric patterns. His precision for engraving lines as well as his refined flair for design is truly breathtaking. He has won many distinguished prizes in Japanese art crafts field.
|Akio Kurokawa is a contemporary Kiriko artist well known for his innovative work. He was born in Shinagawa, Japan in 1941. At the age of 15, he became an apprentice of Kikuichiro Kobayashi, the great master of Kiriko. His glass artwork was acknowledged by the 18th Traditional Arts and Crafts Exhibition in Japan in 1971, and since then he has won many distinguished prizes. In 1993, he became independent and founded his own glass atelier. His innovative style has brought new perspective to the world of Kiriko. In 2002, he was approved by the Master of Traditional Art of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.|