News tag: maki-e

15 July 2014

Gold: All That Glisters - Japanese Gold Decoration - Exhibition at the Embassy of Japan in London until 26 August 2014

How many objects do you own which are made of gold?

Gold isn’t just an exciting element on the periodic table. It has also been used for many different purposes and often has been used as an indicator of social status as well.

In this exhibition at the Embassy of Japan in London, Gold: All That Glisters – Japanese Gold Decoration, visitors can see a variety of Japanese gold-related products from different periods.

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28 June 2013

Into the Incandescent: Shokan Matsuda

An exhibition of traditional and innovative maki-e artworks by Shokan Matsuda and some of his followers will be held in the Old College Library at the Chelsea College of Art and Design from 4th-20th July. Matsuda is a renowned Japanese maki-e lacquer artisan who uses both traditional and experimental approaches to apply maki-e to everyday

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