Japanese, born in 1957 in Tokyo
Jihei Murase III is the third generation of a family specialized in traditional lacquerwork craft since the Edo period.
Precisely turned in wood the containers are covered with innumerable layers of urushi lacquer. Murase unique signature is embedding in each piece the traces of an accelerated passing of time.
These delicate pots and accessories are originally dedicated to the tea ceremony. Murase has developed a personal style in this craftsmanship, using a vocabulary of forms inspired by traditional containers from ancient Japanese eras.