Akagi Akito: Objects for Tea

  • Akagi Akito: Objects for Tea

Shibunkaku Online Shop presents Akagi Akito: Objects for Tea, a selection of works by the lacquer artist Akagi Akito, who continues to combine the traditional techniques of Wajima lacquerware with a fresh and modern taste. This exhibition highlights Akagi’s tea boxes, which are collaborative efforts of high aesthetic refinement, channeling the creative energy of various other artists that Akagi enjoys working with. Akagi’s tea boxes are complemented with bowls and plates of different types, sizes and shapes, all of them delicate objects that serve to enliven one’s everyday. At the moment we are spending more time at home and inevitably pay closer attention to our domestic environments. Bowls and plates of course are fundamental to our culinary customs. Akagi’s works provide a touch of the exceptional to the mundane acts of daily routine. Works displayed here are a selection and can be ordered via phone or email. Please visit Shibunkaku Online Shop for the full catalog of works and further details.

Akagi Akito

Lacquer artist from Okayama Prefecture. Akagi graduated from the Philosophy program at Chūō University and initially worked as an editor. In 1988, he relocated to Wajima to study the art of Wajima lacquerware under Okamoto Susumu. In 1994, Akagi established his own studio. He creates lacquer works that aim to enrich the experience of contemporary everyday life.


May 18, 2020May 31, 2020

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OPEN 10:00 — CLOSE 18:00