Objects for Tea
Artist: Akito AKAGI
Materials: Tea Box and Teaware: Natural lacquer, wood, washi paper, bamboo; Objects include ceramics, bamboo, textile
Size: H340cm x W135mm x D150mm
Akagi advocated that lacquer art should be integrated into everyday life. He is also recognised as one of those who actively promotes Japanese lacquer making in a contemporary context. His inspiration comes from those pieces of the old days and ancient times which he found in temples or locally in Wajima. Akagi’s works blend traditional aesthetics with modern style.
"I feel the vitality of many old things. They give me a sense of freedom that is deep and precipitated. It is the basis of my creation. These old things are no longer confined to the beauty of their own. This is what I strive to achieve.”