Yoshito Yamashita

Box for shikishi with design of stone bridge in kinma.

  • Lacquerware
  • Presented in 2015
  • H 6.0 x W 27.0 x D 30.0 cm
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Category Lacquerware
Year Presented 2015
Dimensions H 6.0 x W 27.0 x D 30.0 cm
Exhibition The 62nd Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

Living National Treasure Yoshito Yamashita

photo Yoshito Yamashita

The characteristics of the kinma (incised and colour-filled decoration) technique are the painstaking repetition of wide-ranging engraving and color filling. This process with its dozens of layers of pale to deep colored lacquer enables the intricate expression of color lacquer gradation. Sometimes the maki-e technique is jointly used to add extra beauty. With the free use of these techniques, YAMASHITA produces his works with distinctive designs inspired by the realm of nature. His style, earning the highest praise, is artistically outstanding and expresses the subtle vitality and poetic sentiment of nature.