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“Flowering Plum” Two-tiered Box (Vermillion)

“Flowering Plum” Two-tiered Box (Vermillion)



Artist: Genta HAYASHI

Materials: Natural lacquer, magnolia wood, and linen

Size: H140mm x W260mm x D260mm
Year: 2022


(with artist's signed box)

  • With his mastery of the wood-carving technique, Genta Hayashi has created well-shaped small pieces of wood. These pieces of wood have been further glued together and shaped into the present pentagon shape. To enhance the wood, the artist had further added linen and Indian silk to strengthen the wood before applying black and vermillion pigment colour lacquer. 

    The final motif of the lacquer box is the beautifully shaped plum blossom. Plum flowering celebrates Spring. The design of the plum blossom is to create a sense of calmness, and when it is used, it will make the diners feel enjoyable. 

    As a Japanese functional ware named Jūbako (重箱, literally mean tiered boxes) inside the box have the removable Y and T shaped dividers which can be dissembled, making it a revolutionary design that can be used for a wide variety of purposes. The box and its compact storage can store and serve various kinds of food warm or cold, such as candies, canapes and sushi.

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