Panel Discussion

(日本語) 翻訳:



A new expanse of lacquer

For the 13th exhibition, the Ishikawa International Urushi Exhibition 2023 received 169 entries from 8 nations and regions.
At the Preliminary Assessment of images held in April 2023, 80 works (7 nations/regions) were selected. For the Final Assessment of the originals, 79 works (7 nations/regions) were sent to the Executive Office. The Final Assessment was held on July 6, 2023, and 16 prize winners were selected.
The following day on July 7, 2023, a Special Symposium was held where the Executive Committee reported the results of the Final Assessment, and the members of the Panel gave their comments on the prize winners. In addition, the panelists discussed their thoughts on the future of Urushi art. We would like to present that discussion.

Date and Time:
July 7, 2023
10:00 am ~

Convention Hall
New Building, Ishikawa Industrial Center

Nagatoshi OHNISHI(Japan)
Urushi Artist,
Professor Emeritus at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
Motomi KAWAKAMI(Japan)
Representative of Kawakami Design Room Ltd.
Shinichi YAMAMURA(Japan)
Design Consultant
Setsuko YAMADA(Japan)
Design Coordinator,
Representative of TWIN Inc.
Nobuyuki TANAKA(Japan)
Urushi Artist,
Professor at the Kanazawa College of Art
Shinya YAMAMURA(Japan)
Urushi Artist,
Professor at the Kanazawa College of Art
Masahito SHIHO(Japan)
Project Director of Design Center Ishikawa
Masayasu TAMAYA
Deputy Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Ishikawa International Urushi Exhibition,
>Managing Director of the Design Center Ishikawa