A Secret Beauty: The Spirit of Japanese Maki-e

Brunei gallery, SOAS , University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London

Picture of A Secret Beauty: The Spirit of Japanese Maki-e

Event location:
School Of Oriental & African Studies, Thornhaugh Street Bloomsbury WC1H 0XG
When:Thu 11th Jul 2019 to
Sat 21st Sep 2019
Where:Brunei gallery, SOAS , University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Nearest Station:Goodge Street
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Tuesday to Saturday: 10:30 - 17:00 Late night Thursday until 20:00 Closed: Sundays, Mondays and Bank Holidays
Admission:Free

About the event

An exhibition of the Lacquer Work of Koyanagi Tanekuni. Lacquer has been used in Japan for almost 10,000 years to protect and decorate objects, such as wood, bamboo, earthenware, and textiles. Its resistance to moisture and degradation make it a useful coating for utensils, storage containers, furniture, sculpture and wooden architecture. As a decorative medium, lacquer has had a high status in Japan. The lacquerware decorated in gold and silver particles known as makie, which was first introduced in the 8th century, is a culmination of Japanese aesthetic sensibility and purity. The value and prestige of lacquerware is shown by the status of its patrons, which included emperors, nobilities, shoguns and daimyos.

Official Link: https://www.soas.ac.uk/gallery/a-secret-beauty/



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