Nakagawa Mamoru (中川衛) (Biographical details)

Nakagawa Mamoru (中川衛) (sculptor/medallist; Japanese; Male; 1947)

Also known as

Nakagawa Mamoru


Metal artist, born in Kanazawa city. Graduated from Kanazawa College of Arts with a degree in industrial art in 1971. From 1974 he studied the local 'Kaga inlay' (Kaga zogan) technique - developed in the Edo period - under Takahashi Kaishu (1909-2005). Designated by the Japanese government as a holder of an Important Intangible Cultural Property (Living National Treasure) for his 'metal chasing' (chokin) technique in 2004.