Isao Onishi

Octagonal footed plate made by bending work.

  • Lacquerware
  • Presented in 2020
  • H 16.8 x W 47.6 x D 45.0 cm
  • Sold Out

Category Lacquerware
Year Presented 2020
Dimensions H 16.8 x W 47.6 x D 45.0 cm
Exhibition The 67th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Lacquering

    Lacquering (kyūshitsu) is the art of applying lacquer to a substrate using spatulas or brushes. The technique includes a range of processes, from reinforcing the substrate with cloth to building up the foundation and applying the middle- and top-coats. The final coat can be left as is (nuritate), polished with charcoal to a high-gloss finish (roiro shiage), or given one of several hundred alternative (kawarinuri) finishes. Lacquer application is known for both its technical difficulty and richly expressive qualities.