Yasushi Shimizu

Kanshitsu Covered Box "Blossom"

  • Lacquerware
  • Presented in 2023
  • H 11.5 / ø 24.5 cm
  • Sold Out

Category Lacquerware
Year Presented 2023
Dimensions H 11.5 / ø 24.5 cm
Exhibition The 40th Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
Awards The Lacquerware Traditional Kōgei Exhibition 40th Anniversary Award

  • 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.

Yasushi Shimizu

photo Yasushi Shimizu

Using dry lacquer and wood bending techniques.