Updated at 2022-04-17
Kuniaki Kuroki is a renowned Japanese glassmaker from Miyazaki, Japan. He began his career working at a Japanese glass company. He decided at the age of 18 to pursue the shimmer and beauty of glass for life. His techniques, which are rooted in Western glass art, reflect the tradition, culture, and history of Japan, winning the title of "National Artisan" by the Japanese government and "Modern Craftsman" by the Emperor of Japan. His works are part of the permanent collection of the imperial family. Mr. Kuroki has also won many awards outside Japan, including the Japan-French Art and Culture Award, International Art and Culture Award, Prix de Rome, and Asian Art Medal. Mr. Kuroki has a deep affinity with Taiwan. He has visited Taiwan more than 3 times a year since 2000, calling Taiwan his second home. He has even created artwork inspired by the scenery of Tamshui, New Taipei City.
Agreement date: October 05, 2017
Area: 7,735.32 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 1,061,653
Main industries: Commerce, agriculture, fisheries