Teiji Miyamoto

Tray of maple wood with stream design finished in wiped urushi.

  • Wood and Bamboo
  • Presented in 2014
  • H 3.5 x W 89.0 x D 30.0 cm
  • Not for Sale

Category Wood and Bamboo
Year Presented 2014
Dimensions H 3.5 x W 89.0 x D 30.0 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.

Living National Treasure Teiji Miyamoto

photo Teiji Miyamoto

Creating woodwork using wood joinery and hollowing techniques. The way the ridge lines on the surface of the artwork look changes by the lighting, the shine of the wiped lacquer and the viewing angle, showing different expressions of the artwork.