Judges

[The 1st round]

Name Profile
Masanori Aoyagi Chairman of Board of Directors of Tama Art University / Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo / Former Commissioner for Cultural Affairs of the Japanese Government
Motomi Kawakami Designer / Chairman of Japan Institute of Design Promotion
Reiko Sudo Textile designer / Professor Emeritus of Tokyo Zokei University
Yoshihiko Takahashi Glass artist / Professor of Tama Art University
Etsuko Tashima Ceramist / Professor of Osaka University of Arts
Nobuyuki Tanaka Lacquer artist / Professor of Kanazawa College of Art
Kouji Hatakeyama Metal artist / Professor of Kanazawa College of Art

[The 2nd round]

Name Profile
Masanori Aoyagi Chairman of Board of Directors of Tama Art University / Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo / Former Commissioner for Cultural Affairs of the Japanese Government
Reiko Sudo Textile designer / Professor Emeritus of Tokyo Zokei University
Kouji Hatakeyama Metal artist / Professor of Kanazawa College of Art
Kouji Yukiyama Director of Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design
<China>Chao Ying Wang Cultural Researcher / Traditional craft artist / President of PAOSNET
<United Kingdom>Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere Professor of Japanese Arts at the University of East Anglia / Curator of Japanese Art at the Department of Asia, British Museum / Research Director at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
<Italy>Mario Trimarchi Architect / Designer