Akio Watanabe

Box of black persimmon wood with inlay decoration finished in wiped urushi. “Poetry of the West”

  • Wood and Bamboo
  • Presented in 2017
  • H 16.0 x W 10.0 x D 21.0 cm
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Category Wood and Bamboo
Year Presented 2017
Dimensions H 16.0 x W 10.0 x D 21.0 cm
Exhibition The 64th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Wood inlay

    Wood inlay (moku zōgan) is a decorative technique in which wood, metal, or shell is inserted into cavities cut into a wooden substrate to produce contrasting designs.

  • 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.