Special event
Mastering Japanese lacquer: Murose Kazumi in conversation

Friday 28 September 2018,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Tickets £5
Members/Concessions £3

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Murose Kazumi is one of the most esteemed urushi (lacquer) artists currently practicing in Japan. Known for his splendid maki-e technique, his commitment to the preservation and promotion of traditional kōgei (craft) has been his lifework.

His achievements have also been recognised by the Japanese government, designating Murose as a holder of intangible cultural property in 2008 or, colloquially termed, as a ‘living National Treasure’.

At this special event to celebrate the opening of the newly refurbished Mitsubishi Corporation Japanese Gallery (Rooms 92-94), Murose Kazumi joins IFAC Handa Curator of Japanese Arts, Nicole Rousmaniere, to discuss the tradition of lacquer making in Japan and the creation of a newly acquired box on show in the gallery.

Age: 12+

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Massive flower (Hyakka), 2012 By Murose Kazumi (born 1950) Gold makie-e and mother-of-pearl inlaid in lacquer (urushi) over a wooden core, 8.8 x 24.2 cm, Tokyo British Museum, 2017,3060.1.a-b Purchase funded by the JTI Japanese Acquisition Fund