Hanako GEJO 下條華子 was born in 1980 in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. She earned her M.F.A. from Kyoto City University of Arts in 2006. Her lacquer creations are attractive for their chromatic colours, mixed with inlay of shells, gold leaf and metal powder conveying elegance and balanced beauty. She is well versed with different lacquer techniques. Her sculptural form has a voluminous shape with a feminine touch which has become her signature design.