Takashi Tsuji

Letter Box of Rantai with Design in Makie and Zonsei "Rich Harvest"

  • Lacquerware
  • Presented in 2007
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Category Lacquerware
Year Presented 2007
Exhibition The 54th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

Takashi Tsuji

photo Takashi Tsuji

I was born and raised in a family of makie lacquerers; that is three generations from my great-grandfather. This is quite rare in Kagawa Prefecture, and naturally, I took up the path of urushi art in high school and junior college. My father was the most pleased with my progress, and after he died from an illness, I continued my studies under urushi artist OTA Hitoshi, and learned the technique of rantai kinma (incised and color-filled decoration on a woven bamboo core). While learning, I came to realize my life’s vocation is to create my own style, a fusion of my father’s colored maki-e and the master OTA’s rantai techniques.