Yamanaka Lacquerware GATO MIKIO Exhibition “All Living Things”
Date: December 15th (Tue.) 2020 – December 29th (Tue.) 2020
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ＊Closed on Sundays and public holidays
Exhibition Venue： HULS Gallery Tokyo （Akasaka, Tokyo）
Founded in 1908 at Yamanaka Onsen, Gato Mikio continues to produce lacquerware that exemplifies the distinguished, traditional wood-turning technique of the region. In this exhibition, the complete range of “MUSUBI” flower vases will be displayed, each paired exquisitely with a botanical arrangement by Hanaya Nishibeppu Shoten. This series consists of 10 different styles designed to represent the five elements of nature: earth, water, sun, air, and wind. Feast your senses, and enjoy the beauty of natural wood grains, complimented with a quintessentially Japanese sense of art and design. In addition to this main exhibition, a variety of newly launched layered boxes and cups will also be available.
We look forward to seeing you soon at our gallery.
* From December 16th to December 19th, limited sales of plants and wreaths arranged by Hanaya Nishibeppu Shoten will be available for purchase. Please contact our gallery staff for more details.
<Gato Mikio Profile>
Founded in 1908 (Meiji 41) as Gato Sawmill in Yamanaka Onsen, Ishikawa Prefecture. As a “kijiya” or wood-turning craftsmen, they inherited the philosophy of traditional wood-turners, producing lacquerware that focuses on the perfection of wooden substrates. In recent years, they have created lacquerwares that are both practical and artistic by fusing the high-leveled woodturning techniques with unique designer collaborations.
<Hisayuki Nishibeppu Profile>
Florist/Owner, Hanaya Nishibeppu Shoten
Initiated by an exhibition of his work at Haiiro Ookami, Mr. Nishibeppu began sharing space with Mr. Sato. He expresses a world perspective through his unique installations, using elements such as tree roots, mushrooms, and pieces of old trees. He also holds solo exhibitions.