Tetsuya Kobayashi

Dish of zelkova wood finished in wiped urushi.

  • Wood and Bamboo
  • Presented in 2023
  • H 4.5 / ø 50.0 cm
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Category Wood and Bamboo
Year Presented 2023
Dimensions H 4.5 / ø 50.0 cm
Exhibition The 70th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Wiped lacquer finish

    Wiped lacquer (fuki urushi) is a wood-finishing technique consisting of a thin coat of lacquer. The lacquer is applied with a spatula or brush, rubbed in with a cotton cloth, and then wiped away using washi paper or clean fabric. Repeating the process numerous times produces a finish that brings out the wood’s grain and texture.

Tetsuya Kobayashi

photo Tetsuya Kobayashi

I make wood products, mainly lacquerware, using the turning lathe. I do the whole process by myself from selecting the material, cutting the wood, and finishing with wiped lacquer. I make products not only for daily use but also fine items, maximizing the beauty of the wood grain. I give my full attention to the wood and finish each piece with great care.