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Masami Tokuda 椀 (Bowl) 709


Dimensions: W 13cm x H 7cm

Materials: Cherry tree wood 

Finish: 木地 漆 wood lacquer

Method:  Handmade, dyed and lacquered

Care instructions: As these are ornamental pieces, please wipe with a dry cloth.



The essence of artist Masami Tokuda’s powerful work is trusting intuition and listening to the senses. Each piece is crafted by hand and completely one-of-a-kind. Tokuda applies layers of lacquer to achieve intriguing textures, honouring the natural characteristics of the wood. A clear dedication to traditional Japanese materials, he applies kiurushi, kurourushi, shirourushi, sukiurushi, jinoko and tonoko to his wood works- various types of lacquers and clays. Tokuda carefully dyes the wood, using natural plant dyes such as indigo, iron and persimmon tannin. This multidisciplinary, layered process results in unique surfaces that transform into true works of art.


About the Artist

Masami Tokuda is a woodworker who lives and works in Kagoshima. His use of materials and techniques are rooted in traditional Japanese lacquering and combined with new, contemporary processes such as plant dyeing up to ten or twenty times. Tokuda also adds a surface and coating treatment for durability and water resistance to each work. His woodwork takes the form of furniture, functional and non-functional objects including wood bowls, and tools.

Masami Tokuda 椀 (Bowl) 709



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