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Japanese Living National Treasures

Friday 1 Nov 2013 | 4 pm

Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 4AN
(followed by refreshments and sake)

Moriguchi Kunihiko (Yūzen textiles) & Murose Kazumi (Maki-e lacquer-work)
with Dr Rupert Faulkner, Senior Curator, Asian Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

About the Presentations

This is an extremely rare opportunity to hear two illustrated presentations by two Japanese Living National Treasures. Moriguchi Kunihiko (b. 1941) is a Y?zen textile artist from Kyoto. He uses a resist-dyeing technique which dates back to the 17th century and yet his striking geometrical kimono designs are firmly rooted in the present. Murose Kazumi (b. 1950) from Tokyo creates meticulous maki-e (lit. sprinkled picture) decoration on lacquer-work with designs ranging from classical stylised depictions of nature to the purely abstract.


Admission free. Booking recommended


This event accompanies the exhibition Four National Treasures of Japan: Jun Isezaki, Kunihiko Moriguchi, Kazumi Murose, Noboru Fujinuma at the Fine Art Society (31 October – 21 November 2013) and held in collaboration with the Royal College of Art, the Embassy of Japan, the Fine Art Society and Asian Art in London with support from Sake Samurai.

Four Living National Treasures of Japan