Sky (Sora) Vase

Okada Yüji, Japanese, born 1948

Geography:
Made in Kyoto, Japan, Asia

Period:
Heisei Period (1989-present)

Date:
2004

Medium:
Dry lacquer (kanshitsu) with gold and mother-of-pearl inlay

Dimensions:
13 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches (34.9 x 17.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
2005-100-1

Credit Line:
Gift of the artist and Kagedo Japanese Art, 2005

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Kyoto-born artist Okada Yuji is widely acknowledged as one of the leading lacquer artists of Japan, having won numerous awards in the Japanese craft world throughout his career. This vase is a spectacular example of the delicate mother-of-pearl inlay on dry lacquer that has become his signature.