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The Gallery by SOIL and Contemporary Crafts Centre present "Use-fullness" 22.1 - 15.3.2022



the quality or fact of being useful.




the quality of being complete.

We always appreciate the functional aspect of contemporary lacquerware as they can form an essential party of everyday life. Lacquerware is coated with treated sap extracted from lacquer trees that dries to a very hard and smooth surface. The lacquer sheath can withstand acid, alkali, alcohol and high temperature which makes every ware durable, waterproof and look attractive.


“The Box of Party Time” two-tiered box set by Genta Hayashi

Graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts, 1992

Based in Osaka, Japan