Hitomi Shintani

Kanshitsu box with honeycomb design in silver hyōmon.

  • Lacquerware
  • Presented in 2021
  • H 7.5 x W 28.0 x D 30.0 cm
  • Sold Out

Category Lacquerware
Year Presented 2021
Dimensions H 7.5 x W 28.0 x D 30.0 cm
Exhibition The 68th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
Awards Asahi Shimbun Award

  • Dry lacquer

    For works of dry lacquer (kanshitsu), first a clay form is created and plaster is used to take a mold of the form. Next, repeated layers of hemp cloth and lacquer are applied to the mold until they are built up to the desired thickness. Finally, the mold is removed and additional coats of lacquer are applied to finish the piece. The hemp fibers are strengthened when the lacquer bonds with them, making dry lacquer an excellent technique for creating sturdy forms with a significant degree of freedom.

  • Metal sheet inlay

    Metal sheet inlay (hyōmon) is a technique that involves cutting shapes out of thin sheets of gold, silver, or other metals to create an inlay motif.