Nov 25, 21Event
Exhibition of works by “Kenichi Seki”

*Please note that visitors with appointments will be prioritized. Details on how to make reservations are provided below.

An exhibition of works by lacquer artist and wood worker Kenichi Seki will be held at HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto.

Kenichi Seki's vessels are simple yet powerful, and have a different charm from similar antique wooden vessels. Seki's way of working is not usual in the Wajima location; where the division of labor amongst artist is the mainstream. Instead, the single artist's thoughts are reflected in every corner, such as carving marks, shapes, and the condition of painting, because the work is done by himself from the wood carving to the lacquer. In Seki’s works a technique called "Kurimono” is used, where the item is carved from a single block of wood, and the lacquer is done in a way where you can still enjoy the features of the wooden characteristics and grains. The process is done by keeping the best use of the charms and interesting features of the wood itself.

This is the first time in two years that HIN will hold a special exhibition for Kenichi Seki since his first solo exhibition held at HIN in 2019. In this exhibition, we will introduce various items including traditional Japanese shapes such as Suhama small plates, Japanese trays, classic containers with lids, as well as display shelves, and wooden cups suitable for everyday use. We look forward to your visit.

【How to make your reservation】
*Visitors with appointments will be given priority. Please send your request through our general contact form by the following dates:

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 [Reservation deadline: December 11th, 2021 (Sat.) 19:00]

* Entry may be restricted in order to prevent overcrowding.
* For reservation requests on the day, please contact the shop directly.

Exhibition of works by “Kenichi Seki”
December 3rd (Fri.) – 12th (Sun.) 2021/12:00 – 19:00
*Tuesday is a weekly holiday
HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
Kenichi Seki is a wood lacquer artist born in 1982 in Izumi-shi, Osaka. Seki first encountered the world of craft when his former university professor was working for a woodworking project of the Joseon dynasty. After graduating from university, Seki became an apprentice to the wood lacquer artist, Kazumasa Fujisaki. In 2012, he became an apprentice to the lacquer artist, Akito Akagi. Since becoming independent in 2019, Seki has based his artistic activity in Wajima-shi, Ishikawa.
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