Meet the Masters: Akito Akagi

漆藝雅敍 赤木明登


Meet the Masters: Akito Akagi


About Akito Akagi


Born in Okayama, Japan, Akito Akagi started his career as a magazine editor. He decided to move to Wajima, Ishikawa in 1988, and began his apprenticeship on lacquerware making. Akagi works independently since 1994.


Akagi advocated that lacquer art should be integrated into everyday life. He is also recognised as one of those who actively promotes Japanese lacquer making in a contemporary context. His inspiration comes from those pieces of the old days and ancient times which he found in temples or locally in Wajima. Akagi’s works blend traditional aesthetics with modern style.



赤木明登於日本岡山出生,早年曾擔任雜誌編輯。於1988年移居到石川縣的輪島學師硏習漆藝。 1994年開起獨立創作漆藝。

赤木提倡漆藝應該融入生活,亦是復興日本近代漆藝的代表者之一。他喜歡舊日及古時的漆器例如廟宇或輪島本土的傳統中尋找其創作靈感。他的作品把傳統的審美觀與現代風格融為一體。

「我感覺到許多舊物內藏的活力。它們給我一種具深度,沈澱下來的自由感,從中得到平衡。這是我創作的基礎,那些舊物不再侷限於自身的美,是我希望可以努力實現的。」



Date: 30 November 2019 (Saturday)

Time: 3:30pm-5pm

Venue: The Gallery by SOIL, 52 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Language: Japanese (Cantonese/English interpretation)

Enquiry: email team@craftbysoil.com or call 29754410


This is a free-of-charge event.