BIO/CV

1964, Otawara City, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

Education
  • 1997 

    Studied under Yagisawa Tadashi


Exhibitions & Accolades
  • 2000                     

    Winner, Second Prize, Tochigi Art Festival

  • 2001                      

    Winner, Incentive Award, Tochigi Art Festival

  • 2002                     

    Admitted for the first time to the 42nd Traditional Craft Art Exhibition, Eastern Division

  • 2003                     

    Winner of Eastern Division Prize, 43rd Traditional Craft Art Exhibition
    Admitted for the first time to the 50th Traditional Craft Art Exhibition

  • 2005                     

    Became the third woman bamboo artist to gain full membership to the Japan Craft Art Association

  • 2006                     

    Studied under Hayakawa Shokosai IV, Important Intangible Cultural Asset Bamboo-work Successor Training Workshop

  • 2007                     

    The Next Generation show, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
    Yamatane Museum Prize, 47th Japan Traditional Craft Art, Eastern Division

    Asahi Newspaper Prize, 11th Japan Traditional Craft Art Wood and Bamboo Exhibition

  • 2010                      

    A Different Sensitivity: Women in Bamboo Art, TAI Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
    President of Japan Art Crafts Association Price, 57th Japan Traditional Craft Art Exhibition

  • 2012                      

    Incentive Award, Biennale of the Tea Ceremony Today – Utility and Form, Musee Tomo, Tokyo

  • 2013                      

    From Crafts to Kogei, in commemoration of the 60th Japan Traditional Craft Art Exhibition

  • 2014                      

    Masterpieces of Bamboo Art in Tochigi, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts
    Judge at 54th Japan Traditional Craft Art Exhibition, Eastern Division

  • 2015                      

    Japanese Bamboo at the World Expo: A Century of Discovery, TAI Modern and the Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego, San Diego, CA

  • 2016

    Isohi Setsuko: Bamboo Art Exhibition, Mitsukoshi Department Store, Nihonbashi, Tokyo

  • 2017

    Masterpieces of Japanese Bamboo Art, TAI Modern at Joan B Mirviss LTD, New York, NY


Museum Collections
  • Nasunogahara Museum, Tochigi
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne


ARTIST STATEMENT
  • Masterpieces of Japanese Bamboo Art

  • The Next Generation

  • Japanese Bamboo and the World Expo: A Century of Discovery

  • A Different Sensitivity: Women in Bamboo Art