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A Portrait of Japanese Artist Takashi Wakamiya (若宮隆志)

Master Takashi Wakamiya 若宮隆志, an acclaimed artist, excels in the practice of traditional lacquer techniques with a high level of precision. He has developed an interest in East Asian objects, historically made from unrelated materials, such as bronze or ceramic, and executing them in lacquer. Master Wakamiya and his team Hikoju Makie in Wajima, Japan creates these imitations with such remarkable exactness that onlookers are fooled by the medium. Much more than the creation of a decorative surface, the sculptural forms and superbly nuanced colours make three-dimensional lacquer artefacts that are second to none.


In 2014, Master Wakamiya received the Grand Prize of The Ishikawa International Urushi Exhibition. In the same year, he was appointed by the Agency for Cultural Affairs as Japan Cultural Envoy.  Over the years, he exhibited extensively in the UK, France, Russia and China including a major one at the University Museum and Art Gallery of The University of Hong Kong in 2016. His works were chosen to become  permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK and Museum of Lacquer Art in Münster, Germany.
若宮隆志 蒔繪 日本漆藝 工藝品 香港

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