Murase’s used a lathe to sculpt the cylindrical form of this lacquered tea caddy. The vermillion lid sits in stark contrast on the deep black base. Murase specializes in negoro lacquer, a style dating to the Kamakura period (1185–1333), in which an undercoat of black lacquer is coated with a layer of vermillion. Here, the combination of this historical technique and the modern geometric form suggest themes of tradition and innovation.
You can unsubscribe or change your preferences at any time by clicking the link in our emails.