Nov 16th
Dec 19th
The event flyer

Akiyoshi Totoki Exhibition

Life among trees and urushi

Kim   - 1 min read
Venue : Musashino Art University Museum When : Nov 16th - Dec 19th 2020, 10:00am - 6:00pm

A special exhibition taking place at the Musashino Art University museum looks at the works of Japanese lacquer artist Akiyoshi Totoki. The event will predominantly explore pieces of lacquerware used in daily life, including tableware such as bowls, trays, and plates.

There will also be a focus on specific lacquerware techniques such as negoro-nuri, where pieces are first lacquered in black, and then in red. Some of these negoro-nuri pieces are deliberately sanded back to reveal glimpses of the black lacquer underneath, and others end up with the black showing through from repeated use over many years.

Admission to the special event is free.

Getting there

The Musashino Art University Museum is located just under 20 minutes on foot (or a five minute taxi ride) from Takanodai station, served by the Seibu Kokubunji line. As there is no dedicated parking lot on-site, museum patrons are advised to utilize public transport wherever possible.


Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's gr...