The Art of Takashi Wakamiya: Contemporary Japanese Lacquer

The exhibition is held in collaboration with Takashi Wakamiya’s studio Hikoju Makie, and with the support of the Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau, to display a selection of contemporary objects in Japanese lacquer. 

Steeped in history, Japan has a highly developed tradition of creating exquisite objects from lacquer, both for decorative and domestic use. Over the years, Hikoju Makie has grown into a respected workshop that brings together celebrated traditions, innovations, quality and detail-oriented craftsmanship. 

Wakamiya excels in the practice and teaching of traditional lacquer techniques with impeccable precision and has developed an interest in executing, in lacquer, objects historically made from unrelated materials, such as bronze or ceramic. His studio creates these imitations with such remarkable exactness that onlookers are fooled by the medium. A master of deception, Wakamiya also specialises in the creation of life-like animals, vegetables, and fruits.

18 MAR – 19 JUN
9:30am – 6:00pm (MON – SAT)
1:00pm – 6:00pm (SUN)

University Museum and Art Gallery
The University of Hong Kong
1/F, Fung Ping Shan Building
90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong