image Box with design in chinkin. “Sunflowers”

Box with design in chinkin. “Sunflowers”

Living National Treasure Fumio Mae

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In this technique, a chisel or blade is used to cut lines or dots into a lacquered surface. Gold leaf or fine gold powder is then inlaid in the grooves, creating a fine and delicate design. This technique was conveyed from China to Japan approximately 600 years ago.

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image Fumio Mae

Fumio Mae

  • / Living National Treasure
  • / Full member, Japan Kogei Association

After studying Japanese painting at Kanazawa College of Art, from 1964 MAE studied under his father Taiho and mastered the traditional chinkin (incised and gold-filled decoration) technique. Mor・・・

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