Videos (with English subtitles) of the “Magnificent Maki-e” exhibition highlights and an artist’s interview

Videos featuring an interview with Mr. Murose Kazumi, a Living National Treasure in maki-e and the highlights of the exhibition Magnificent Maki-e are posted on the official website of the exhibition:

Julia Hutt and I did the English subtitles, so please do watch the videos!

The exhibition itself was very well received, having been held at the MOA Museum of Art in spring 2022 and at the Mitsui Memorial Museum in autumn 2022, and in spring 2023 at the Tokugawa Art Museum in Nagoya.

If you are interested in Japanese lacquerware,
I highly recommend The Book of Urushi that I
co-translated with Michael Brase (available at,, or
For details, please read my posts on its original
Japanese version and the English translation!

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