Morihito Katsura

Metal Fitting in Shape of Jewel Beetle

  • Metalwork
  • Presented in 2006
  • Not for Sale

Category Metalwork
Year Presented 2006
Exhibition The 53th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

Living National Treasure Morihito Katsura

photo Morihito Katsura

Producing sword fittings such as decorative hilts, knives attached to the sheath of swords, and sheaths in the beginning of his career, and sash clip fasteners today using basic metal engraving and metal fitting techniques passed down from his ancestors. Also using engraving, relief engraving, hammering and various inlaying techniques. His designs are based on animals, insects, plants and geometric shapes.