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Mother of pearl inlay letter pattern small box
Shinya Yamamura
[Lacquer]
Item Number:C14911
Founded in 1996 in Tokyo, Ippodo Gallery’s mission is twofold: to not only form deep, lasting relationships with artists and clients, but also foster Japanese culture around the world. These values led Ippodo Gallery to broaden its reach by opening a Gallery in New York in 2008. Throughout these years, the gallery, through support and patronage, has moved from Chelsea to its current Upper East Side location. This Fall, Ippodo Gallery is thrilled to announce our growth as we are expanding to a new gallery space in the heart of NYC’s Upper East Side gallery district.

Unlike any other gallery in New York, Ippodo Gallery is committed to creating a holistic art and cultural experience. From the on-site handcrafted tea stove to hosting tea ceremonies at the United Nations, it is clear that Ippodo Gallery is dedicated to presenting tea ceremonies as the core of Japanese culture. This ancient tradition carries principles of mindfulness, aesthetics, and respect. Ippodo Gallery embraces these principles and in honor of where we have come from and where we are going, we are presenting our final exhibition: Tea Ware and New Beginnings.

On view from August 20 through September 13, 2019, Ippodo Gallery is pleased to invite you to our final exhibition at 86th Street. Featuring tea bowls and tea ceremony-related artwork from some of our most significant artists, this exhibition truly represents the gallery's heart and soul.
About the Artist
Fusing tradition with contemporary designs through thin, light wooden objects decorated using classic lacquering techniques, such as gold/silver lacquer, abalone mother-of-pearl and eggshell inlay, etc. His new designs include small boxes decorated with miniature universes that delight the viewer.

1960 Born in Chofu City, Tokyo

1984 Graduated from the Kanazawa College of Art

1986 Complete MA (major in industrial arts) at the Kanazawa College of Art

Present : Professor at the Kanazawa College of Art


Public Collections:

Victoria and Albert Museum/England
Scotland Royal Museum of the Arts, Edinburgh / England
Los Angeles County Museum of Art / USA
21st Century of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa/ Japan
The Clark Center for Japanese Art & Culture / USA
Seattle Art Museum / USA
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco / USA
Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art - Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC / USA


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