Tag Archives: Kitamura Tatsuo

Unryūan Team at the Wajima Lacquer Museum

The 3-year project to reinvent the shell boxes of daimyo bridal dowry provenance was recently completed. Under the guidance of Unryūan, with assistance from Professor Yamazaki Tatsufumi of Kanazawa Art Unviersity and Akimoto Yuji Director of the 21st Century Museum …
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Unryūan : Museum of Arts and Design New York

In a reference to the Nanban makie tradition of the 15th and 16th Jesuits and other Nanbanjin, and with further reference to the lasting significance of religious objects in human history, Unryūan expressed a desire to be part of this …
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Unryuan : Hitting the High Notes

Inro by Unryuan Kitamura Tatsuo. Image courtesy of Bonhams London Contemporary lacquer master Unryuan Kitamura Tatsuo is making a serious mark on the secondary market. Early works by this artist, internationally represented by LKG, have achieved remarkable results at London …
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Japanese Design: Rinpa Resonates and Sekka Seduces

The Art Gallery of NSW led the way last year (June-August 2012) in an international celebration of Japanese design with a visually striking and intellectually stimulating exhibition and series of lectures of the Rinpa-inspired works of Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) from …
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NGV : The Pauline Gandel Gallery of Japanese Art

Photo by Shannon Macgrath © Pauline Gandel Under a canopy of cherry blossoms in a transformed Great Hall at the NGV, Mr Yuji Akimoto, Director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, officially opened the Pauline Gandel …
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The Year of the Dragon

Pictured above : Kakiemon Kiln Mythical Dragon Hexagonal Bowl, 1690 – 1710. Porcelain. 18 x 18 x 9 cm January 23rd saw the commencement of the Year of the Dragon.  The dragon is the only mythical animal in the Oriental …
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Unryuan selected for Art Crafting Towards the Future : 21st Century Museum of Art

Art Crafting towards the Future 21st Century Museum Kanazwa Japan From April 28 – August 31, 2012 Dragon born lacquer master Unryuan Kitamura Tatsuo celebrates his significant 60th year with an invitation to exhibit works in a ground-breaking exhibition at …
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Unryuan - The Golden Dragon

Kitamura Tatsuo, contemporary lacquer master, was born in the Year of the Dragon. His art name Un-ryuu-an 雲−龍—庵— contains the character for dragon and translated means the ‘retreat of the dragon in the clouds’.  2012 sees Kitamura celebrating his 60th …
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The Shikokenkyukai : Reinventing Lost Art

Secret techniques went to the grave with traditional Japanese lacquer masters causing severe limitations to the achievements of the followers in the field. Mastery of technique is taken as a necessary prerequisite for self-expression in all fields of Japanese art …
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