Body Ornament

Body Ornament 2000 ~ 2014
.Kanshitsu is an excellent medium for jewellery as it can be formed into any shape and is very light and that by creatively using metal powder and leaf, shell inlay, and colour, the decorative possibilities where almost limitless.

under currents, Gallery Kunugi, 2009 under currents, Gallery Kunugi, 2009, public collection: Minneapolis Institute of Arts undercurrents, 2010, Fukushima Prefectural Museum undercurrents, 2010, Fukushima Prefectural Museum undercurrents, 2010, Fukushima Prefectural Museum undercurrents, 2005
apsara, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Art, 2013 apsara, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Art, 2013 undercurrents, 2005, Kanagawa Prefectural Hall undercurrents, 2005, Kanagawa Prefectural Hall undercurrents, 2005, Kanagawa Prefectural Hall undercurrents, 2010, Fukushima Prefectural Museum
undercurrents, 2010, Fukushima Prefectural Museum undercurrents, 2005 undercurrents, 2005 undercurrents, 2010, Fukushima Prefectural Museum undercurrents, 2005 undercurrents, 2005
undercurrents, brooch under currents, Gallery Kunugi, 2009 under currents, Gallery Kunugi, 2009 2014, Gallery in the blue under currents, Silver Shell, 2009 under currents, Gallery Kunugi, 2009
under currents, Gallery Kunugi, 2009 Exhibition, Utsunomiya University, 2010 2013, URUSHI Exhibition - Looking toward Tradition and Future , Hishio – Centre for Cultural Exchange, Okayama 2013, Tochigi Prefectural 2013, Tochigi Prefectural 2013, Tochigi Prefectural Museum

photos: Asano Hiroyoshi, Noboru Takahashi, Sakurako Matsushima

Body Ornament - leaves -
Virtually all the materials I use in my works are from nature, including the urushi itself. My “leaves” work, for example, uses leaves and other natural items as a starting point. I use urushi to add expression, to ennoble the items.

leaves, 2013 leaves, 2013 leaves, 2013 leaves, solo show, Galerie Pousse, 2000, Private collection leaves, Kanagawa Prefectural Hall, 2005, Public collection: Hirishima City University leaves, Kanagawa Prefectural Hall, 2005
leaves, Solo show, Galerie Pousse, 2000 calyx, 2004 calyx, 2004 necklace, calyx, 2003 brooches, 2005 brooches, 2005

photos: Asano Hiroyoshi, Noboru Takahashi

Body Ornament 1989 ~ 2000
These are urushi body ornament work from 1989-2000. The base shapes are kanshitsu.

upper body ornament, 2000, public collection: Hiroshima City University upper body ornament, 1995, private collection upper body ornament, 1995 upper body ornament, 1995, private collection upper body ornament, 1995 upper body ornament, 1995, private collection
upper body ornament, 1993 upper body ornament, 1993 upper body ornament, 1993, private collection upper body ornament, 1993, private collection upper body ornament, 1993, private collection upper body ornament, 1993
upper body ornament, 1997, private collection upper body ornament, 1997, public collection: Philadelphia Museum of Art 1998, private collection upper body ornament, 2000 upper body ornament, 2000 upper body ornament, 2000, public collection:: Hiroshima City University
circle, 1990 circle, 1990 circle, 1990 upper body ornament.1989 upper body ornament.1989 upper body ornament.1989

photos: Asano Hiroyoshi

Object Work

Object - for the walls -
This work is wall a sculpture made by the combining of kanshitsu parts. The base shapes are made of kanshitsu and the surface decoration is textured with urushi undercoating paste with tinted silver foil (銀箔), tin and gold powder. All my works are about the possibilities of kanshitsu, the freedom, lightness, and potential of the material.

Ablaze, 2015, Yakata Yusai Ablaze, 2015, Yakata Yusai Ablaze, 2015, Yakata Yusai Ablaze, 2015, Yakata Yusai Ablaze, 2015, Yakata Yusai Ablaze, 2015, Yakata Yusai
Ablaze, 2015, Yakata Yusai Ablaze, 2015, Yakata Yusai Ablaze, 2015, Yakata Yusai Ablaze, 2015, Yakata Yusai Ablaze, 2015, Yakata Yusai elements, 2012, Galerie Pousse, Public Collection: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
elements, 2012, Galerie Pousse elements, 2012, Galerie Pousse elements, 2012, Galerie Pousse, private collection elements, 2012, Galerie Pousse, Resonant Uruwashi Exhibition, Kitakata City Museum, Fukushima, 2012 Hishio – Centre for Cultural Exchange, Okayama, 2013
1992, Solo Exhibition, Infomuse, Tokyo landing -1 detail, 1990 landing -1, 1999, private collection landing -2, 1990, private collection landing -3, 1992, privete collection landing -4, 1992, private collection

photos: Asano Hiroyoshi, Sakurako Matsushima

Object - bamboo work -
These are coiled shape works. A special bamboo from Myanmar is used because of the extraordinarily long distance between the knots. A model using thin tape is first made. The bamboo is split into long thin strips. Using the strips, a frame is made that becomes the outside of the coil. Through the cut surface and overlapping bamboo strips, the vitality and momentum can be felt.

spiraled, Urushi Art Festival, Fukushima, 2011, collection: Minneapolis Institute of Arts spiraled, 2011 spiraled, 2011 spiraled, 2011 spiraled, 2011 overtones -1, 2004
overtones -1, 2004 overtones - 4 overtones -3 overtones -2 overtones detail overtones detail
overtones -5 solo exhibition, Gallery Kunugi, Tokyo, 2009 solo show, Urushi Art Festival, Fukushima, 2010 solo show, Urushi Art Festival, Fukushima, 2010 solo show, Galerie Pousse, 2003 Gallery Kunugi, Tokyo, 2009

photos: Asano Hiroyoshi, Sakurako Matsushima

Object - kanshitsu -
Because of its ability to be shaped into almost any form and its lightness, kanshitsu allows me to expand the potential of urushi art. These works are from 1994-2000.

kanshitsu work, Galerie Pousse, 1995 kanshitsu work, Kanagawa Prefectural Hall, 1995 kanshitsu work, Galerie Pousse, 1995 kanshitsu work, Galerie Pousse, 1995 kanshitsu work, Galerie Pousse, 1993 kanshitsu work, Galerie Pousse, 1995
kanshitsu work, Kanagawa Prefectural Hall, 1995 kanshitsu work kanshitsu work kanshitsu work kanshitsu work kanshitsu work

photos: Asano Hiroyoshi, Sakurako Matsushima

Exhibitions