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Artist interview

Lacquer artist
Torige kiyoshi

Mr. torige which continues making an original lacquer art work with technique called the lacquer inlaid with gold.
I had you talk about charm of the lacquerware and the powerful charm of the work production, the future of the lacquer art.



Laquer gives a different feeling then paint
Laquer has seemliness,mysterious luster characteristic to it.
Mr.Torige says that black laquer is best material as it is jet black.
The shine found in red and black laquer wear cannot be found anywhere eles.
The laquer gives a feeling of "japan"that all nationalities can feel.
In English laquer wear is associated with Japan.
Laquer wear is naturally strong,however laquer products are not used as much as in the past.



Laquer products should not be placed in the dishwasher or microwave,but can easily be was dish soap and a sponge.
Actually,there is laquerware over several hundreds of yesrs old.
It is a charm seen even in one bowl "I would you to try even one miso soup bowl.
This charm can be felt by the (heat resistant)smooth fitting shape of the bowl on your lips and fingers ",says Mr.Torige.



Unlike the west,the Japanese each have their own chopsticks,soup bowls and rice bowls.
Considering the weight,materials,and such like,i choose which"They choose them after considering the weight,materials and such like.Becouse this is the Japanease way"


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