Many lacquered relics from the Jomon period have been found in Okunoto, and with a local production district, it is an area that has maintained lacquer culture to this day. The artist views lacquering as “the act of changing the nature of something and giving it life (soul).” He sets up three-dimensional works of dry lacquer on the ground to express the primordial power of life. The lacquer-covered work absorbs and reflects the surrounding light and imagery, thus incorporating them into the continuing vitality and essence of the work in a unique world of art.
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