Tag Archives: Lacquer

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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The Golden Journey : Art Gallery of South Australia

The Golden Journey: Japanese Art from Australian Collections The Art Gallery of South Australia, 2009 Japanese Art has a long history, and it is very rare that we get to see such a representation of historical works such as we …
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