~Past Event ~
Ningyo (Original Dolls) by:
Mrs. Kazuyo Nakahashi
courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. Nakahashi)
|Sosaku Ningyo (original doll) Exhibit by Mrs. Kazuyo
Nakahashi from Saitama, Japan. She exhibited some of her works
of art during the 2006 Aki Matsuri. Many matsuri visitors really appreciated her exquisite works first hand.
Nakahashi-san has won numerous awards in the arts of carving and original
doll creation. She has exhibited extensively in Japan with numerous
solo exhibits in Ginza, Tokyo and in Kagoshima. Also, she is now actively
teaching this important art-form in Saitama and Kagoshima.
Kazuyo Nakahashi - Profile
(Photos courtesy of Nakahashi-san)
in Kagoshima (now resident of Saitama Pref.)
1985 - Joined Japan Creative Doll Academy
1987 - Accepted to Ningyo Tachi Doll Exhibition
1989 - Besides producing dolls, began carving under Mr. Yutaka Kato
1990 - Earned instructorship in Japan Creative Doll Academy. First
award in 41st Saitama Prefecture Exhibition (Carving). Thereafter,
won awards for 7 consecutive years.
1991 - First participated in joint exhibition by Dollmakers Group,
and participated each time thereafter.
1991 - Won award for excellence in first Kasugabe City (Saitama) Carvers
1992 - Awarded Urawa Mayor's prize (carving) at 42nd Saitama Prefectural
Cultural Works Exhibition
1993 - Became member of Saitama Prefectural Arts Association
1994 - Awarded Urawa Mayor's Prize at Urawa City Carving Exhibition
Won award in Plastic Arts Division of Cultural Activities Exhibit
at Japan Industrial University.
First solo exhibition of dolls at Elpis Gallery on Tokyo's Ginza.
1999 - Second solo exhibition at Elpis Gallery on the Ginza
2000 - Headed doll workshops at Nippon TV/Yomiuri Cultural Center
Placed "Nagomi" carving in Midori Middle School, Kasugabe
City (Saitama Pref.)
2002 - Third solo exhibit at Ginza's Elpis Gallery
2003 - Started instruction with Mr. Maeda Kanami for Japanese traditional
2004 - Received Japan Creative Doll Association's Pajiko award.
2004 - Fourth solo exhibit at Kagoshima's Yamagataya Department Store
courtesy of Nakahashi-san)