Jun 8 - Jul 15

Miho Museum

Nagata Yuji is said to have been a craftsman active in Kyoto during the Edo period; however, not much about his life and work is known for sure. Nonetheless, he is remembered as a master of maki-e, a type of artisanal lacquerware sprinkled with gold or silver powder. His creations used a unique green-based blue lacquer and tin powder, a method that has become distinctive in lacquer craft history. This exhibition is an opportunity to appreciate the attractive works of Nagata as well as ponder his life. Displayed together with genealogical research results and scientific analysis, the hope is to glean a clearer picture of the mysterious master craftsman.

Time: 10am–5pm (closed Mondays except Jul 15)
Admission: ¥1,100
Access: 50-min bus ride from JR Ishiyama Stn
Miho Museum