Japanese, born in 1957 in Tokyo


Jihei Murase III is the third generation of a family  uninterruptedly pursuing the traditional lacquer craft since the Edo period. Precisely turned in wood and covered with innumerable layers of lacquer, his small pots and accessories dedicated to the tea ceremony bare the traces of an accelerated passing of time. Murase has developed a personal signature in his artworks inspired by traditional containers and classic Japanese styles.

Jihei Murase