Sustainable Urushi Restoration: In Conversation with ‘Living National Treasure’ Murose Kazumi

Event - Sainsbury Institute - Japan House London

Wednesday 15 February, 2023
6:30pm GMT - 7:30pm GMT

Professor Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere will be joining urushi  lacquer master craftsman and ‘Living National Treasure’ (Bearer of Important Intangible Cultural Property) Murose Kazumi for a special talk, in collaboration with Japan House London and Royal Collection Trust.

Murose Kazumi will firstly give a presentation on urushi’s long history that dates back 9000 years, and his work on conserving and restoring important urushi artefacts with a focus on urushi‘s environmentally-friendly qualities. Thereafter, he will be joined by Professor Rousmaniere for a conversation, an audience Q&A session and a drinks reception.

This event will be held both in-person and online. For more information and to register your place, visit the Japan House London website from the event registration button below.


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