Education and major works of Sayoko Eri
Education
1945 Born in Kyoto
1964 Graduated from Hiyoshigaoka High School, Kyoto, in Japanese painting
1966 Graduated from Seian Junior College in design-dyeing
1978 Study of traditional Kirikane under Master Kisho Kitamura
1981 Exhibition of Kirikane, Santa Fe, U.S.A.
First exhibition "Sayoko Eri Kirikane Works" at Wako Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo
1984 Second exhibition "Sayoko Eri Kirikane Works" at Wako Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo
1986 Third exhibition "Sayoko Eri Kirikane Works" at Wako Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo
1990 Joint exhibition "Kokei and Sayoko Eri Buddhist Statue and Kirikane" at Wako Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo
1993 Joint exhibition "Kokei and Sayoko Eri Buddhist Statue and Kirikane" at Wako Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo
1997 Joint exhibition "Kokei and Sayoko Eri Buddhist Statue and Kirikane" at Wako Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo
1982-90 Works in Kyoto Crafts and Arts Exhibition,(screen "Bansho Hoki", Grand prize in 1982)
(folding screen Kirakirasi, prize in 1990)
1982-86 New Crafts Exhibition, (Governor's Prize and others)
1983 Exhibition, Three Members of the Eri Family at the Shima Gallery, Tokyo
Exhibits and demonstrations, Japanese Cultural Festival organized by Geneva, Switzerland
1983-2001 Works in Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Art Crafts (except 1986)
(President of Japan Arts and Crafts Association Prize for the octagonal box Kafuyuin in 1991)
(Takamatsunomiya Commemorative Prize for the box Silkroad Fantasy in 2001)
1983-00 Works in Kinki District of Japanese Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
(Cho Yume Genso, Japan Arts and Crafts Association Prize in 1985)
(Box Yuka, Nihon Keizai Newspaper Prize in 1993)
1990-00 Works in Kinki District of Japanese Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
(Cho Yume Genso, Japan Arts and Crafts Association Prize in 1985)
(Box Yuka, Nihon Keizai Newspaper Prize in 1993) 1985-00 Works in Nanabukai Japanese Traditional Art Crafts Association Exhibition
(box Hana Hiraku, Asahi Newspaper Prize in 1990)
(box Tamayura, Japan Craft Association Award in 1992)
1986-00 Works in Kyoten Exhibition
(Mayor's Prize for standing screen Cosmic Wave in 1986)
(Mainichi Broadcasting Prize for standing screen Hibiki in 1988)
(Sankei Newspaper Prize for folding screen Yume wa Ozora no Kanata e in 1989)
(Mayor's Prize for standing screen Fantajia - Fantasy in 1997)
1987 Official Member of Japan Arts and Crafts Association
Exhibition of New Generation of Kyoto Artisans
Tokyo, Imperial Hotel, approach to Kujaku Room, Kirikane work Reiko
1990 Works in Exhibition of National Treasure Artists and Their Disciples
Works in Exhibition of Arts in the Way of Tea: Looking to the Future
(Great Tea Master Hounsai Sen Soshitsu Special Prize for incense countainer Gosetsu and Tankosha Prize)
Works in touring exhibition, Traditional Japanese Crafts: Spirit and Technique northern Europe organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs
Exhibition, JAL Plaza, Frankfurt, Germany
1991 Works in "Exhibition of Traditional Crafts on return from northern Europe
Works in NHK exhibition, visiting studio; Designs of Beauty
Works in Exhibiton of Arts in the Way of Tea: Looking to the Future. (folding screen for tea ceremony Bansho, Tankosha Prize)
1993 Inspection Commissioner in the 40th Exhibiton of Japanese Traditional Art Crafts
Kyoto Prefectural Prize, Akebono Prize of Kyoto
Prize in Traditional Costumes and Culture
1994 Works in Art in Tea,'94 Tanko Biennale
(prize for folding screen for tea ceremony Enkyo - Round Mirror)
Coworker in duplicating a flower shaped lacquer plate from the treasures in the Shosoin repository
Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, decorative box Rokka Shuko - Fragrance from Six Flowers (purchased)
1995 Kyoto, Women's Center in Kyoto Citizen Community House, mural decoration, Hyakka uyu - Myriads of Floating Flowers in Play
Imperial Hotel Osaka, mural decorations, Kyoryu Hoko - Flowering Echoes and Radiating Light, Kokyosi - Symphonic Poem
1997 Kirikane Demonstartion in the exhibition of the Japan Society. N.Y. May 13-19
Enlightenment Embodied - The Art of the Japanese Buddhist Sculptor.
Hotel Granvia Kyoto, mural decoration, Sora Kirameku - Radiating in the Universe
1998 Matsushima in Miyagi, Hotel Sakan, mural decoration Akebono - Dawn
Kirikane demonstration in Exhibition of Nara Buddhist Art at Cleveland Museum of Art in U.S.A.(August 5 - 13.)
Works in Art in Tea, '98 Tanko Biennial, folding screen for tea ceremony Sora no Hana - Flowers in the Universe
1999 Joint exhibition Kokei and Sayoko Eri Buddhist Statue and Kirikane Now at Kyoto Brighton Hotel
Exhibition of Japanese Crafts Now, 100 selections organized by NHK, Paris, France. September 14 - November 6
2000 Touring Exhibition of Japanese Crafts Now, 100 selections at five places in Japan
Prize of Kyoto Arts and Culture
2001 Exhibition in commemoration of the award of the Prize of Kyoto Arts and Culture at Kyoto Museum
New Year Exhibition which opens out the 21 century at Takashimaya, Kyoto
Coworker in restoring Bodhisattva on Clouds, Byodoin, Uji, Kyoto
Official Member of Japan Arts and Crafts Association
The Board Member of Association of Kyoto Artists of Arts and Crafts
Lecturer of Kyoto City University of Arts
Visiting Professor of Kyoto University of Art and Design
2002 Recognized bearer of an Important Intangible Cultural Asset, Kirigane, by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.
Works in Kirikane and Coloration on Buddhist Statues
Place Temple
Hokkaido Ten'yu-ji Standing image of Amida(Amitabha) Buddha
Nagano Pref. Zenpoi-n Seated image of Sho Kannon Bodhisattva
Tokyo Chosho-ji Seated image of Shakyamuni Buddha
Yamanashi Pref. Kogaku-ji Image of Kannon Bodhisattva
Yamanashi Pref. Kuon-ji Images of Four Celestial Kings
Nagano Pref. Zenpo-in Seated image of Sho Kannon Bodhisattva
Aichi Pref. Ichihata Yakushi-ji Images of Twelve Deities
Nara Pref. Toshodai-ji Sitting image of Kishimojin(Hariti) Deiety
Kyoto Higashiyama Joen Standing image of Amida(Amitabha) Buddha(twelve feet in height)
Kyoto Seiryoden, Nanzen-ji Seated image of Sho Kannon Bodhisattva
Kyoto Hoju-ji Seated image of Ex-emperor Goshirakawa
Shimane Pref. Ichihata Yakush-ji Painting of Yakushi Trio and Twelve Deities
Fukuoka Pref. Gagaku Hall, Shogyo-ji  Standing image of Amida(Amitabha) Buddha
Wakayama Pref. Yakushi Hall, Kozan-ji Mural decoration Ruri Hoko-Radiating Blue Glass Rays
Wakayama Pref. Fugen-in Seated image of Kongosatta(Vajra-sattva)
Saga Pref. Guest Room, Ryukotoku-ji Mural decoration Shuko-Convergent Brightness
Saga Pref. Guest Room, Ryukotoku-ji Mural decoration Shuko-Convergent Brightness
Works included in the collections of
France President Mitterrand Incense container (gift of Master Mumon Yamada)
Sri Lanka President J.R.Jayawardana Incense container (gift of Urasenke delegation)
China President Chao Pu Chu of the China Buddhist Association Incense container (gift of Master Banmitsu Matsuyama)
Switzerland Geneva Municipal Museum of Ethnology Statue of Daikokuten (purchased)
Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives Standing screen Banshohoki(purchased)
Wakayama Okunoin, Kongobuji Takatsuki-Compote
Kyoto Sakanoue(Japanese restaurant-inn) Standing screen Kaen
Shiga Pref. Kano Shojuan Standing screen Cosmic Wave and others
Shizuoka Pref. San'yoso designed by TogoMurano (the Omine Room) Wall of stage Hoko and others
Kyoto Brighton Hotel Framed works Byakushiki Byakko , Hana no Utage
Tokyo Imperial Hotel(approach to the Peacock Room) Framed work Reiko
Gifu Pref. Tea house Man'yotei designedby Masao Nakamura Transom in tearoom
Shizuoka Pref. MOA Museum Folding screen for tea ceremony Kiraboshi and others
Tokyo The Agency for Cultural Affairs Octagonal box, awarded the President of Japan Arts Kafuyuin(purchased)
Chiba Pref. Urayasu Brighton Hotel Framed work Setsu, Getsu, Ka - Snow, Moon, Flower
Nara Pref. Imperial Household Agency Shosoin treasure; Duplicated flower shaped lacquer plate Urushisaie Hanagata Sara
China Beijing Central TV Trophy Hoko - Radiating Rays, awarded ABU Kyoto Prize by NHK
Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art Box Rokka Shuko - Fragrance from Six Flowers(purchased)
Kyoto Women's Center at Kyoto CitizenCommunity House, the second floor Framed work Hyakka Yuyu - Myriads of Floating Flowers in Play
Osaka Imperial Hotel  Framed work Kyoryu Hoko - Flowing Echoes and Radiating Light Symphonic Poem
Tokyo Collection of Japan Foundation Ball-shaped container Haru no Kaze - Spring Breeze
Tokyo   Imperial Household Agency Box and others
Kyoto Ura senke Tradition of Tea Tea caddy, Folding screen for tea ceremony, Low border-divider, Box
Kyoto  Mushakoji senke Tradition of Tea Low border-divider
Kyoto  Nishi Hongwan-ji Incense container