Lacquer tea bowl, Tenmoku tea bowl 'Silent Night'
Sōyō and Shōdō Yamagishi
Lacquer tea bowl, Otokoze style
Sōyō and Shōdō Yamagishi
Sōyō and Shōdō Yamagishi
These two brothers are unusual in that they specialize in creating ‘core lacquer’ objects, made entirely out of natural lacquer without the usual wooden core, that involve an unbelievably long and complicated process. They are continually studying to improve their technique and create an everlasting beauty that will never dull.

Sōyō Yamagishi
1961 Born in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Shōdō Yamagishi
1963 Born in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Present: Working in Wajima to produce Wajima lacquerware.