Keiji Onihira

Box with design in makie. “Japanese lady slipper orchid in the sunshine filtering through foliage”

  • Lacquerware
  • Presented in 2023
  • H 20.2 x W 27.1 x D 14.2 cm
  • Not for Sale

Category Lacquerware
Year Presented 2023
Dimensions H 20.2 x W 27.1 x D 14.2 cm
Exhibition The 70th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
Awards 70th Anniversary Award

Keiji Onihira

photo Keiji Onihira

I create my artwork with lacquer, gold, powder, mother-of-pearl, using various makie techniques. Many new types of lacquer and pigments are being developed these days. I try to use these new materials and techniques within the traditional artwork, as I believe this will create a new tradition. With traditional lacquerware at the base, I want to try various motifs and themes to produce artwork that create a special little world or atmosphere.