Shozo Kitaoka Box with Design in Kinma "Full of Flowers"
- H 13 x W 14.2 x D 22.7 cm
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|Dimensions||H 13 x W 14.2 x D 22.7 cm|
|Exhibition||The 40th Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (2023)|
|Awards||MOA Museum of Art Award|
There are three basic variations of kinma based on the method used for cutting the motifs: line cutting, dot cutting, and a combination of the two. All three types use a special carving blade known as a kinma ken. Originally, kinma only consisted of motifs made of incised lines. However, by combining a variety of colored lacquers and cutting techniques, the art has lent itself to increasingly complex designs.
Mainly using the choshitsu (carved lacquer) technique, but also making pieces using other lacquerware techniques. As an original method, I use the tatakinuri (stippling) technique when applying layers of lacquer to make a soft gradation of colors that cannot be made with the conventional choshitsu technique.