Hachii KÔJI 孝二, (1905-1967)

(Japan, Showa era, 1926 – 1989)


Bronze, 7.1 x 5.1 in. (18 cm x 13 cm)

Signed 孝二作, kôji saku


The Artist

The artist is Hachii KÔJI. Born in Kanazawa, Hachii KÔJI graduated from the metal casting department of the Tokyo Fine Arts School in 1929. He studied with Takamura Hoshu and Naito Haruji. His work was accepted into the national exhibitions for the first time with the 9th Teiten in 1928. Subsequently his work was accepted frequently at the Teiten, and after its reorganization, at the Shin-Bunten up until the War. He also worked for a training institute under the Ministry of Business and Industry. When young, he was a member of the Mukei artists’ group, with which he also exhibited. Later in his career he concentrated on sculptural work.


Hachii Koji’s work is in the collections of the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum, and one of his Constructivist modern sculptures dating from 1928 is illustrated in The Art of Ishikawa, page 123, plate 142.