|1947||Born in Tokyo.|
|67||Left Rikkyo University. Apprenticed with wood sculptor Hajime Shibazaki.|
|79||Encountered native Japanese lacquer in Ibaraki. Has since refined Japanese lacquer using the te-kurome (manual dehumidification)method.|
|82||Studied under Yusai Akaji, National Living Treasure.|
|88||Held first solo exhibition (Ogikubo Ginka Gallery).|
|90||Trio exhibition “Mokujyukyo Lacquerware” at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Department Store Main Store. (Thereafter in ’93, ’96, ’99, ’04)|
|91||Elder son Shigetaka enters studio. Begins to create studio works.|
|92||Creates Ogibo Lacquer Tree Grove in Hitachiomiya, Ibaraki.|
|95||Solo exhibition at Art Salon, Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store. (Thereafter in ’97, ’00, ’03, ’04, ‘06)|
|96||Solo exhibition at Shinjuku Isetan Department Store.
Exhibitions nearly every year thereafter (13 times).
|2000||Solo exhibition at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store. (Thereafter in ’03, ’06, ’09, ’12, ‘15)
Opened workshop in Hitachiomiya, Ibaraki for wood turnery and producing lacquer.
|01||Solo exhibition at Hankyu Umeda Main Store Gallery.|
|04||Solo exhibition at Gallery Bigyara in Osaka. (Thereafter, biannually)|
|09||Solo Exhibition at Art Salon, Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store.|
|10||Solo exhibition at Shinjuku Kakiden Gallery. (Also in ’14)|
|11||Solo exhibition at Osaka Mitsukoshi Isetan Gallery. Numerous other solo exhibitions and studio exhibitions.|
|14||Exhibition “Mori kara no megumi, Ogibo urushi-ten” at Ginza Mitsukoshi. (Also in ’16, ’17)|
|18||“UTSUROI YUKIO HOMMA’S URUSHI WORKS” Publication of books from Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.|
Director, NGO ICHIKIRO Association to Help Preserve Japanese Urushi
Production Advisor, Okukuji Lacquer Production Union
Ambassador of Hitachiomiya
Books, magazines featuring Yukio Homma’s work : Kusafu Katayanagi, author, “Teshigoto no seikatsu dogu-tachi”(“Handmade Tools for Living”) and “Teshigoto no okurimono” (“The Gift of Handiwork”)
Elle deco (German issue), Confort No.61, 74, Katei Gaho & numerous others.
Homma’s work and production philosophy are presented in the Nikkei BP site, “Waza no kokoro” Site (URL below).