image Box with Japanese anemone design in makie on plain wood surface.

Box with Japanese anemone design in makie on plain wood surface.

Kaoru Uchino

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Detail

  • Category
    URUSHIWORK
  • Size
    L15.2 W36.0 H20.0

Technique

Maki-e

Maki-e is a distinctively Japanese Urushi work technique that is said to have developed around 1,200 years ago. It involves using a fine brush to paint a picture with lacquer on the surface of a vessel, and then sprinkling gold powder on the surface before the Urushi dries to create a design. The word maki means “to sprinkle” and e means “picture.” There are various styles including togidashi maki-e, hira maki-e, and taka maki-e.

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ARTIST&WORK

image Kaoru Uchino

Kaoru Uchino

  • URUSHIWORK
  • / Full member, Japan Kogei Association

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