Tatsuya Hikita

Box of hōnoki wood finished in wiped urushi. “en priere”

  • Wood and Bamboo
  • Presented in 2013
  • H 23.7 x W 34.2 x D 15.2 cm
  • $20,934

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Category Wood and Bamboo
Year Presented 2013
Dimensions H 23.7 x W 34.2 x D 15.2 cm
Exhibition The 60th 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.