Isao Onishi

Food vessel made by bending work with red urushi.

  • Lacquerware
  • Presented in 2014
  • H 8.0 / ø 47.0 cm
  • Sold Out

Category Lacquerware
Year Presented 2014
Dimensions H 8.0 / ø 47.0 cm
Exhibition The 61th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Lacquering

    Lacquering (kyūshitsu) is the art of applying lacquer to a substrate using spatulas or brushes. The technique includes a range of processes, from reinforcing the substrate with cloth to building up the foundation and applying the middle- and top-coats. The final coat can be left as is (nuritate), polished with charcoal to a high-gloss finish (roiro shiage), or given one of several hundred alternative (kawarinuri) finishes. Lacquer application is known for both its technical difficulty and richly expressive qualities.