Traditional Lacquer Art Exhibition in progress to 21st

Japanese lacquer work pieces rarely seen in Okinawa are on exhibition at Urasoe Art Museum through Sunday.

The Urasoe City Art Museum is featuring an exhibition on Japanese lacquer art centering on Ryukyu Shikki through Sunday, July 21st.

The exhibition is being held for the first time in 17 years at the Urasoe City Art Museum, 1-9-2 Nakama, in Urasoe City.  The exhibition is open daily 9:30 a.m. ~ 5 p.m. except Fridays, when the museum remains open until 7 p.m.  General Admission is ¥600, but ¥300 for college students and free for younger students.

Viewed as an art, and technically as a craft representing Japan, Japanese lacquer art has carried out advanced development for many years. While inheriting this precious tradition and practicing it today, this exhibition of Japanese lacquer art by the Japan Art Crafts Association every year is strictly to promote “Japanese traditional lacquer art exhibition.”

This year’s exhibition introduces 106 works such as prize-winning works and a living national treasure’s work chosen from national applications.  Visitors can appreciate the results of Japanese lacquer art, which usually cannot be seen in the prefecture. Works, which are very impressive, such as the coating, beauty of a pattern, and formal are on display.