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Rinko Kawauchi © Michelangelo Foundation

Kazumi Murose, from The Ateliers of Wonders series

The photograph depicts Japanese National Living Treasure Kazumi Murose working at his atelier. Murose works in the technique of maki-e, which consists of drawing a pattern with urushi lacquer. Before the lacquer dries, it is sprinkled with gold and silver powders using a small tube-like tool. The master artisan taps the tool delicately to lightly spread the powder. Once urushi stiffens, it becomes firm and resistant to water, fire and even light acid.

Detailed Features

Type: Chromogenic print
Dimensions: 101.6 H x 101.6 W cm
Dimensions (with frame): 104.2 H x 104.2 W cm
Date: 2020

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