He was born in Kioicho, Kyoto in 1904. His parents were in the doing lacquer business. He established the Institution of Kamigamo Mingei with Soetsu Yanagi in 1927. He created a studio set for a film in Gotenba at Kurosawa Akira request in 1964. He was selected as an Important Intangible Cultural Asset (Living National Treasures) in 1970, He was first person for wooden work category. And he won a Purple Ribbon Medal in 1971. His life story titled “ Kuroda Tatsuaki: His Humanity and Works" was published in 1976. He was nominated as the Person of Cultural Merit by Kyoto City in 1976. He died in 1982.