Meet the Producer



From Minami-satsuma city, Kagoshima Prefecture.
Graduate of Musashino Art University.
Executive producer of “The Fukiage-hama Sand Festival” held in Kagoshima Prefecture.
Executive producer of “The Sand Museum” in Tottori city.
Executive producer of “the World Sand Sculpture Festival” held in Tottori City.
Became a champion in the WSSA World Championships of Sand Sculpture in Singapore.
Joined and won various prizes in other championships of sand sculpture.
Participated in exhibitions in Italy, Singapore, Netherlands, Germany, China, etc.
Made a sand sculpture to promote the Torino Olympics.
For the Tokyo Opera Nomori 2007, whose conductor was Seiji Ozawa, made a sand sculpture in Ueno Park.
In 2008 and 2009, made sand sculptures in Osaka / Nakanoshima in “OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance.”

Works of Producer Katsuhiko Chaen


The Fukiage-hama Sand Festival (Minami-satsuma city, Kagoshima)

The first “Fukiage-hama Sand Festival” was held at Kaseda city (now Minami-satsuma city), Kagoshima Prefecture, in 1987, as the Japan’s first sand sculpture event, with the expectation of Kaseda citizens who wanted to utilize its beautiful local sand beach to revitalize the city.
After that, the festival was held every year (it ceased in 2002).
There are more than 80 exhibits made of the sand of Fukiage-hama, which is one of the three largest sand dunes in Japan.
Sand sculptors throughout the world, local people, and local elementary/junior high school students make sand sculptures jointly, in cooperation with 1000 or more volunteers.
The festival is such a big event that the whole city gets involved.The headquarters of the Japan Sand Sculpture Association is located here, making the city the pioneer of sand sculpturing of Japan.


The World Sand Sculpture Festival (tottori city)

TThe World Sand Sculpture Festival(tottori city)


Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Museum (tottori city)

Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Museum, “located in Fukube-cho, Tottori city, continues its operation from the 1st exhibition held in 2006.
The museum is Japan’s only open-air museum exhibiting sculptures made of “sand”.
Katsuhiko Chaen, who is now active domestically and abroad as a sand sculptor and producer, is attracting attention as one of “100 Japanese individuals the world respects”, is the executive producer of the museum.
The highest level of sand sculptures in the world are exhibited every year, inviting sand sculptors from around the world.

Works of Sand Scupltor Katsuhiko Chaen

砂の美術館プロデューサー茶圓勝彦の仕事、「関羽」中国伝説の戦士 2008年作成の砂像の画像

“Guan Yu” – The legendary fighter of China – . 2008, Italy


“From the Dante’s Divine Comedy”. 2009. Italy


“People of the Desert II”, 2009. Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Museum, Tottori


“Story of the angel on the city II”, 2009. OSAKA Hikari-Renaissance


“Pinocchio”, 2010. Italy


“Tutankhamen”, 2010. Fukiage-hama Sand Festival, Kagoshima


“The Story of the Birth of Christ Jesus”, 2010. Italy.


“People of the Desert Ⅲ”, 2010. Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Museum, Tottori


“Buffoon Playing a Lute (created by Hals)”, 2010. Netherlands


2011. Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Museum, Tottori


2012. Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Museum, Tottori


2012. Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Museum, Tottori

砂の美術館プロデューサー茶圓勝彦の仕事、「岐路に立つ勇士 イリヤ・ムーロメッツと三つの旅より」2014年作成の砂像の画像

2014. Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Museum, Tottori


2015. Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Museum, Tottori


2015. Tottori Sand Dunes Car Parking, Tottori


2016. Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Museum, Tottori

砂の美術館プロデューサー茶圓勝彦の仕事、「全ては歴史の1ページ 独立宣言から241年」2017年作成の砂像の画像

2017. Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Museum, Tottori

2018. Tottori Sand Dunes Sand Museum, Tottori