Shogo Banura


Born in Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture in 1902, Shogo had been aspiring to be a painter since he was a boy, but from around the 10th year of the Taisho era (1921) he went on the path of lacquer work. In 1914, he moved to Kyoto. At the beginning of the Showa period, Shogo exhibited at the Imperial Art Exhibitions and the Bunten Kansaten, an annual art exhibition sponsored by the Ministry of Education. Then he exhibited at the Paris International Exhibition in 1945 and won a prize of honor. He continued to serve as a judge many times, exhibiting at Japan Fine Arts Exhibition and receiving various awards. In 1966, he completed the Japanese lacquar mural painting "Ten Disciples of Shakyamuni" which is displayed at the Gokurakumon-gate of Shitennoji Temple. He received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette in 1979. Died in 1982.