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ASAI YASUHIRO (B. 1983)
ASAI YASUHIRO (B. 1983)
ASAI YASUHIRO (B. 1983)
ASAI YASUHIRO (B. 1983)
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ASAI YASUHIRO (B. 1983)

Tenchi (Heaven and Earth)

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ASAI YASUHIRO (B. 1983)
Tenchi (Heaven and Earth)
Signed Yasuhiro and cursive monogram
Maki-e (lacquer) goblet with inlaid raden (mother-of-pearl), set on gold stand with inlaid opals
4 in. (10.1 cm.) high
Executed in 2020
With original wood box dated, titled, signed and sealed by the artist

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Takaaki Murakami Japanese Art

Lot Essay

Studied under Murose Kazumi, a holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property of Japan, Asai Yasuhiro is a contemporary lacquer artist who aims to keep the tradition of Japanese lacquer art and reflects a hint of contemporary aesthetic. Asai's art is impacted by the treasures in Shosoin and he values the natural materials. Black lacquer, gold and mother-of-pearl is a combination that he repeatedly employ in his works.
Asai Yasuhiro received the Commissioner Award of the Agency for Cultural Affairs at the 32nd Traditional Japanese Lacquer Exhibition in 2015.
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