Makoto Tanaka

Box of Japanese hemlock wood for tanzaku with uzukuri finished in wiped urushi.

  • Wood and Bamboo
  • Presented in 2015
  • H 5.5 x W 10.0 x D 40.0 cm
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Category Wood and Bamboo
Year Presented 2015
Dimensions H 5.5 x W 10.0 x D 40.0 cm
Exhibition The 62nd 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.