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Sasai Fumie’s Urushi Artwork is Coming

Sasai Fumie is currently a lecturer at Kyoto City University of Arts, but that’s hardly all she’s done. She’s well known for her unique urushi work and other pieces of art that have made her exceptionally popular with those who appreciate great examples of fine art in the modern era. At one point Sasai-sensei […]

Moriyama Kanjiro is a Master when it Comes to Cutting and Shaping

Moriyama Kanjiro is a unique Japanese artist who creates asymmetrical works that are incredibly modern. Like many postmodern Japanese artists, however, his works are still grounded in tradition and that makes him particularly well loved among a wide variety of different groups.

Essentially he sculpts material by taking a perfect sphere and then cutting into […]

Onimaru Hekizan Comes to the Yakimono Paris Gallery

Onimaru Hekizan is a prominent Japanese ceramic worker who has planned a very short stay in Paris. Since these sorts of individuals seldom come to visit France, it served as a very major announcement to say the very least. However, he will be in the area for a short period of time as he […]

Covering the Coats and Decorations of Urushi Work

Frequent readers of this column might very well be wishing they could learn a little more about what goes into urushi work considering the recent emphasis on the combination of urushi and yakimono in various pieces. Urushi lacquer work has been used since the Jomon period, and some people might also be familiar with […]

Influences from the Work of Naoki Maeda

Due to the fact that the Yakimono Gallery is putting several of his pieces on display, Naoki Maeda is quickly becoming something of a household name in some circles. As a result, people are starting to recognize him as a sort of leader as far as modern urushi lacquer work is considered. This is […]

Yakimono Gallery Hosts More Contemporary Urushi Pieces with Igawa Takeshi’s Work

Starting on March 22 the Yakimono Gallery will be hosting several notable contemporary Urushi artists. Considering the constant mention of Kurimoto Natsuki that individual perhaps needs no introduction.

Of course, interesting people like Naoki Maeda are already connected with the organization in the popular imagination. Igawa Takeshi is another top individual working with he organization. […]

Different Modern Urushi Artists Still Draw from Similar Themes

Some of the most interesting urushi artists are those who are quite radical. Kurimoto Natsuki is an excellent example. He graduated from the Kyoto University of Fine Arts in 1985 and finished a master’s program at the same school two years later. A solo exhibition of his urushi lacquer work was shown off at […]

Yakimono Gallery Hosts Naoki Maeda’s Urushi and Ceramic Blend

Members of the Yakimono Paris Tokyo Gallery have again decided to host a major player in the field of Japanese art. Naoki Maeda is a unique artist that combines aspects of both urushi art with traditional Japanese yakimono art. Generally these two fields are considered somewhat separate, but Maeda-sensei is an unconventional artist to […]

Yakimono Paris Tokyo Gallery Hosts Kintsugi Exposition

The Gallery Yakimono Paris Tokyo is hosting a show on an art that is still quite yet unknown in France. Kintsugi, which literally translates to golden joint, is an art that focuses on the repair of existing ceramics. The name references the fact that it involves a lacquer technique that features the actual use […]

Folk-Craft Museum is Using Soetsu Yanagi’s Real Tea Yakimono Pieces

Way back in 1955 the Japan Folk-Craft Museum held its first tea ceremony. The organizer should be no stranger to fans of the traditional art crafts. It was none other than Soetsu Yanagi, who selected some very unique tea pots for the event. He also selected unique utensils to be used alongside the pots […]