Terumasa Ikeda (b. 1987) is an innovative raden specialist; using a laser cutter, Ikeda fabricates shimmering mother-of-pearl Arabic numerals ingrained into the exterior of the lacquered box, creating a holographic luminescence that emanates from within. Ikeda takes a modern approach to his iconography, transforming the lacquer surface into the likeness of a digital screen. As functional objects, Ikeda’s futuristic vessels bridge the worlds of classical and modern lacquer.


Collections and Exhibitions

Newfields Indiana Museum of Art

University of Oxford, Ashmolean Museum of Art

Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Art

“Terumasa Ikeda: Iridescent Lacquer,” Solo Exhibition at Ippodo Gallery New York  (March 2023)

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Solo Exhibition (Summer 2023) (Kanazawa, Japan)