Yukie Osumi

Forged copper vase “Setting sun”

  • Metalwork
  • Presented in 1996
  • H 18.0 x W 24.5 x D 21.0 cm
  • Not for Sale

This vase was made from a flat copper disc by hammering and decorated with Nunome-Zogan or damascene work using gold and platinum foils.
The color of metals, copper, gold and platinum express a view of the evening sea when the sun is sinking.

Category Metalwork
Year Presented 1996
Dimensions H 18.0 x W 24.5 x D 21.0 cm

Living National Treasure Yukie Osumi

photo Yukie Osumi

On tankin (hammered) vessels and by applying the traditional techniques of chasing, mainly nunome-zogan (textile imprint inlay), OSUMI captures the feelings of nature with motifs of formless flowing subjects such as waves, streams, clouds, or winds. She creates vessels and utensils used in traditional culture such as flower vases, tea and calligraphy utensils; she is also aware of formations that harmonize with contemporary living space.