Masakazu Ishihara

Small chest of drawers with nested diamond design in urushi carving.

  • Lacquerware
  • Presented in 2014
  • Sold Out

Category Lacquerware
Year Presented 2014
Exhibition The 61th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

Masakazu Ishihara

photo Masakazu Ishihara

My work is to produce urushi lacquerware, a Japanese traditional craft. From approximately 6,000 years ago, when lacquerware started to be used in daily life, through to the present day, its techniques have been developed into one of the applied fine arts. I am exploring unconventional, new, and innovative lacquerware for the future. While using the most advanced techniques of this traditional craft, I aim to create pieces that beautifully match and can be used in modern life.