Four Spirited Artists From the Hokuriku
[Image: Shinya Yamamura, "Tea Utensil" Luminous seashell, dry lacquer powder, colored lacquer, gold powder 5.6 x 5.6 x 8cm]
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The Hokuriku region, spanning the four prefectures of Fukui, Ishikawa, Niigata, and Toyama on the Japan Sea, is rich in traditional handicraft and has produced many unique artists. This exhibition features four artists from the Hokuriku working in the mediums of lacquer, pottery, glass, metal. Shinya Yamamura uses traditional lacquerware techniques with materials such as seashells, egg, and metal. Kayoko Mizumoto uses the traditional five colors style of Kutani ware to create bold and humorous. Midori Tsukada combines glass with gold leaf to create works full of presence that express the mysteries of nature. Yui Shakunaga has dedicated her artistry to crafting tea ceremony wares but has also created three-dimensional wall decorations.