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Yasuhiro Asai
He was born in Tottori Prefecture (west coast of Japan) in 1983. His first fascination for lacquer crafts started in high school. In 2004 he entered the University of Toyama Takaoka National College majoring lacquer techniques in the lacquer craft course. After graduating in 2005, he began his studies under Murose Kazumi who is a holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property of Japan, in order to master the lacquer craft. In 2015 he was awarded with the Commissioner Award of the Agency for Cultural Affairs during the 32nd Traditional Japanese lacquer Exhibition.
Awards
2002 Japan lacquer Engineering Association, "lacquerware Scholarship Award"
2004 University of Toyama Takaoka National College "Yokoyama Award"
2005 Tottori Prefecture Art Exhibition "Encouragement Award"
2007 Tottori Prefecture Art Exhibition "Encouragement Award"
2008 Tottori Prefecture Art Exhibition "Encouragement Award"
Traditional Japanese Crafts Chugoku Branch Exhibition "Governor Award"
2012 Traditional Japanese Crafts Chugoku Branch Exhibition "Encouragement Award"
59th Japan Traditional Craft Exhibition "New Faces Award"
2015 32nd Traditional Japanese lacquer Exhibition "Commissioner Award of the Agency for Cultural Affairs”
2017 59th East Japan Traditional Crafts Exhibition "Encouragement Award"
Present
Lacquerware Historical Society member 
Japan Cultural Property Lacquer Association member
Japan Crafts Association regular member

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