Maki-e & Kintsugi: Studio Visit & Conversation

Discover the Japanese arts of maki-e and kintsugi and be transported into the Kyoto-based family studio of maki-e craftsman Shimode Muneaki in this online event.

Literally translated as ‘sprinkled pictures’, maki-e is a decorative technique, first developed in the Heian period (794-1185 CE), by which powdered gold, silver or other precious materials are hand-applied to urushi (Japanese lacquer). Aspiring maki-e artisans go through many years of rigorous training to develop the highly skilled craftsmanship required to use this technique effectively.