Biography of Kunio Nakajima
Kunio Nakajima was born in 1955 and graduated with a degree in economics. However, he felt a calling for a completely different kind of activity. He wanted to continue the family tradition and learn the art of making jewelry. Kunio Nakajima decided to embody his vision of the nature of Japan in his works, looking at the plants of the meadows and fields of his homeland – the Shinshu region.
All sketches were created in the open air, during walks in nature. One of his most famous collections is called In the Garden. It includes about eighty pieces of jewelry using various precious metals and stones. Kunio Nakajima’s jewelry is adorned with hot enamel made in the old Japanese shippo technique. It is noteworthy that in his works the Japanese master displays nature and its inhabitants, for example, an acorn or clover, a lizard or a butterfly.
Since 2000, his personal exhibition has been annually held in Japan, at which the master constantly presents his new collections to the public. The collection “In the Garden” is no exception, which is especially popular among fans of Nakajima’s creativity in various parts of the world. Fans of Kunio from Japan and Europe are always looking forward to his opening days to get acquainted with the jewelry art of the East. The famous artist Kunio Nakajima will be exhibited for the first time in Russia in October.