The material used to make my artwork is called urushi, or Japanese lacquer, and it has been in close ties with our culture as it has a suitable nature to the climate in Asia.

Urushi is the sap taken from urushi-tree. Urushi has been used for various purposes from the old times as it has a strong adhesive property and elegantly forms strong coating films when it hardens. 

 What is noteworthy is its invariant property. The fact that these dishes and ornaments with urushi applied a few thousand years ago still have preserved colors speaks for itself. 


The town where I was born was filled with nature, and since I was young, I have been fascinated by the beauty of the moment in ordinary, everyday life. 

I create my artwork with the hope of eternally preserving a temporary, beautiful moment with the timeless effect of urushi.