治兵衛 漆器:



村瀬 治兵衛   略歴

1957年 東京に生まれる
1975年 東京都立芸術高等学校卒業
1980年 東京造形大学彫刻科卒業裏千家業躰日々庵鈴木宗幹先生に茶道の教えをうける
1991年 京都嵯峨吉兆にて父子展開催
1993年 日本橋三越本店美術部にて父子展開催、以後福岡等,各地 にて開催
2001年 三代目治兵衛を襲名、木地師として七代目を継ぐ日本橋三越本店美術部襲名展以後 数年毎に展覧会開催
2009年 妙喜庵・待庵の炉縁製作
2010年 東京国立近代美術館工芸館 「現代工芸への視点
ロンドン アートフェアコレクト 出品
2015   東京国立近代美術館工芸館 「近代工芸と茶の湯」展出品
2016年 東京国立近代美術館工芸館 「近代工芸と茶の湯Ⅱ」展出品
2017年 スイスアートバーゼル出品
2018年 スイスアートバーゼル出品
2019年 欧州ファインアートフェアマーストリヒト オランダ
2020年 英国日本大使館「村瀬治兵衛展 THE NEW LOOK OF TEA」

根津美術館 特別催事「現代茶人の茶席」工芸作家として席主を務める

アメリカ フィラデルフィア美術館
アメリカイエール大学 アジアンアートミュージアム

Display works:

2010   Exhibition of About the Tea CeremonyA Viewpoint of Contemporary Kogei held at The NationalMuseum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2014   Yale University Asian Art Museum Display works to an exhibition held at London Art Fair
2015   Exhibition of Kōgei (Modern Crafts) and the Tea Ceremony fromthe Museum Collection held at The National Museum of ModernArt, Tokyo
2016   Exhibition of Kōgei (Modern Crafts) and the Tea Ceremony fromthe Museum Collection held at The National Museum of ModernArt, Tokyo
Collected works by Philadelphia Museum of Art
2017   Participated in Art Basel, an art fair in SwitzerlandAs a craft artist, acted as the master for the special event TeaCeremony by Contemporary Tea Experts held at Nezu Museum                                                                                                                                                                                             

Profile of  Jihei Murase

1957:  Born into a family of Kiji-shi(wood masters), which had been established
during the Edo period.

1980:  Graduated from the  Department of Sculpture,Tokyo Zokei University.

2001:  Succeeded to the role of Jihei Murase as the 3rd generation,(7th generation of the family).

Jihei performs every process of the work himself, from selecting the woods to the finishing touch of  lacquering. He is an expert in  choosing from among Japanese cypress, zelkova tree, chestnut, and cherry seeking the wood which best suits the purpose of each individual creation.

Jihei is also a great Cha-jin, well versed in chanoyu, having grown up in an environment
where matcha was a part of everyday life.
He often holds tea gatherings, using  tea utensils created by  his contemporaries as a means of providing them with the opportunity to play active roles.

Jihei is an innovator, always seeking to create unique forms through the use of the tools and technique he has developed during his many years of experience. Some of his creations are  unprecedented, Jihei achieving, through his artistry, results that were once believed to be  impossible .
He remains on a journey to pursue the possibilities of the items created through the marriage of woods and lacquer.

Public collection:
U.S.A. Philadelphia Museum of Art
U.S.A. Yale University Asian Art Museum
Japan The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo