Kotaro Kai

Vessel of cherry wood finished in wiped urushi. “Hope of spring”

  • Wood and Bamboo
  • Presented in 2021
  • H 13.2 x W 50.0 x D 23.0 cm
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Category Wood and Bamboo
Year Presented 2021
Dimensions H 13.2 x W 50.0 x D 23.0 cm
Exhibition The 68th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
Awards Japan Kōgei Association Important Intangible Cultural Property Holder Award

  • 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.