"I take things found in nature as motifs, and based on my own ideas and with an awareness of shapes I produce urushi (lacquer) artworks.
I mainly produce choshitsu (carved urushi works), and I also employ such techniques as maki-e (sprinkled color decoration), kinma (incised and color-filled), zonsei (combining painting in colored urushi with incised outlines and details such as the veins of leaves), and chinkin (incised and gold-filled decoration). Moreover, I endeavor to make the best use of the unique characteristics of materials and techniques to experiment across a broad range of expressions.
Honors and AffiliationFull member, Japan Kogei Association
Director, Japan Kogei Association; full member,
Japan Kogei Association
Chief secretary, Japan Kogei Association Shikoku Branch
- Director, Japan Cultural Assets Urushi Association
Craft instructor, Urushi Lacquer Ware Institute,
Chairperson, Kagawa Artists Association
Director, Sanuki Lacquer Art Museum