Norman S. Brommelle and Perry Smith, Editors


260 pages

PDF file size: 19.5 MB


An in-depth examination of the Far Eastern lacquerware known as urushi, this book considers the art historical and scientific viewpoints and presents the priorities for urushi’s preservation and conservation. These are the proceedings of the Urushi Study Group meeting held June 10–27, 1985, in Tokyo, Japan.

Table of Contents

  • Prologue
    Luis Monreal, Director, GCI
  • Map
  • Chronology
  • On the Chinese Kyushitsu Method Based on a Study of Kyushoku-l'Oku Documents
    Hirokazu Arakawa
  • Innovations in Kodaiji Makie
    Motoo Yoshimura
  • Chinese Guri Lacquers
    George Kuwayama
  • Inro Research: Some Proposed Future Steps
    Beatrix von Ragué
  • Sano Chokan, The Urushi Master, Studied through His Work
    Akio Haino
  • Heidatsu and Hyomon in the Nara Period
    Norimitsu Kimura
  • Origins of the Use of Urushi in Japan and Its Development
    Yoshiyuki Kuraku
  • Lacquerware in the Unified Silla Period, with Special Reference to the Finds at Anapchi
    Jongseok Lee
  • Urushi Coating and Color Painting Applied to Japanese Architectural Cultural
  • Monuments
    Yoshio Hasegawa
  • The Protection of Ancient Chinese Lacquerware