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Kurimoto Natsuki Provides Unique Urushi Lacquerware Pieces for Mizen Display

Between Steptember 19 and October 10, 2015 art appreciators were treated to a special exhibition of lacquerware held at the Mizen Gallery. The exhibition featured pieces taken straight from the universe of Kurimoto Natsuki. This isn’t something that most people get a chance to see regularly.

This exhibition got to show off the rare urushi […]

Kurimoto Natsuki-sensei is a Unique Lacquer Artist in His Own Right

Kurimoto Natsuki is an urushi lacquer artist who was born in 1961. He graduated in 1985 from the Kyoto University of Fine Arts. By 1987 that organization had granted him a master’s degree.

He had a solo exhibition of lacquer work three years before that in Kyoto, which was held at the prestigious Suzuki Gallery. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]