Biography of Takahiro Yoshino


1958 Born in Tokyo

1980 Graduated from Department of Law, Rikkyo University

1980 Learned basics of Woodworking from Shinagawa Training School for Various Professions


Studied under: Mr. Jiro Hayashi, Western furniture maker

Studied under: Kenji Suda, Japanese traditional woodcraft artist


1986 Became a freelancer. Established Wood Working Studio COM

1988 Moved the shop to Lake Kawaguchiko, foot of Mt .Fuji

1998 Opened Atelier and Gallery COM

2002 Began exchange artist program

2008 Participated in the exhibition:  Milano Salone,International Furniture Fair in Milan,

    Italy In that exhibition, showcased theBig-Bench and the Shizuku (rain drops)

    Light in the Japanese Design booth

2011/ 2012/ 2013 Hawaii Wood show participation


Awards Received

2001  Second Place Grand prix in the World Woodcraft Exhibition under the auspices of the Japanese Ministry of Forests

2010  At the society for Japanese Design:Design competition for School Furniture, presented “Adaptation to correct children’s posture chair,“KO-ZEN”. Received award: honorable mention

2011-13 awaii

 Hawaii Forest Industrial Association “ Hawaii Wood show”

         In 2011, the piece –“Koa wood music stand” received: honorable mention

         In 2012, the piece “Koh dana” also received: honorable mention

And in 2013,the piece: Zen meditation chair, ”Mantra” received Best of Show

Kohbo ten  –public exhibition and competition

1984-5 Japanese traditional craft exhibition

1985-87 Traditional woodcraft new work exhibition

1989 Japan craft exhibition

2000    2nd.Exhibition for “Chairs which are used in everyday life”

History  of  Personal Exhibitions

1991 Ginza Matsuya Department store, Tokyo (Since then,14 times)

1991 to present: Exhibitions in major department store galleries and private galleries all over Japan, more than 20 times.

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