Akio Shimada

Coffer of elm wood with design in marquetry.

  • Wood and Bamboo
  • Presented in 2023
  • H 17.5 x W 13.0 x D 31.9 cm
  • Sold Out

Category Wood and Bamboo
Year Presented 2023
Dimensions H 17.5 x W 13.0 x D 31.9 cm
Exhibition The 70th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
Awards 70th Anniversary Award

Akio Shimada

photo Akio Shimada

When I was a child, I saw a wood engraving and was impressed and amazed by the beauty of the wood grains. Since then, I have been devoted to making things with wood. I consider the natural colors that the wood has, the wood grains, and how to balance them when working with wood. I give maximum effort to use the wood grains so that the patterns look three-dimensional when viewed from different angles.