Hitoshi Sugo

Letter box of black persimmon wood with inlay finished in wiped urushi.

  • Wood and Bamboo
  • Presented in 2014
  • H 8.0 x W 33.0 x D 24.0 cm
  • $6,063

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Category Wood and Bamboo
Year Presented 2014
Dimensions H 8.0 x W 33.0 x D 24.0 cm
Exhibition The 61th 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.

Hitoshi Sugo

photo Hitoshi Sugo

My specialty is woodwork. I try to fuse and harmonize the natural beauty of wood with forming techniques such as wood joinery and turning, and decorating techniques such as inlay and wiped urushi.