An up-and-coming young lacquer artist. He has a strong commitment to the black lacquer "jet black", and one of the characteristics is his style that makes the best use of it.
The lacquer box "FUJI SAN" expresses the Sun and the Moon illuminated by the dawn.
The contrast between the dawn sky and the horizon that u imagine is for me early in the morning on Yamanakako Lake Village. This make me feel fine as i was there 2 times, which was the reason for the motif of this work. ( I Bet )
The upper surface of the box expresses various glossy embsossed snow surface of the Mount illuminated by the sun and the silhouette peeking through the clouds we cannot see, all this reminds mother-of-pearl.
On the inside of the box, from the top, the sun light red in the morning sun, the moon, and the idea of horizon line, all are brilliance illuminated by high skill laquer technique.
When opening standing up you appreciate the work, you may get various impressions from time to time. I think that it is good for each person to have various ways of thinking and feeling. As an author, Keiji looking forward to sharing the freedom and lingering feelings of imagination with those who are kind like him.
He enthusiastically cre++ates various motifs and themes while honoring crafts design.
鬼**司 Keiji Onihira
1991 Apprenticed to Sadahisa Kumano, a gold lacquer master
1998 Graduated from the Ishikawa Prefectural Institute for Wajima Lacquer, Gold lacquer course
(2004) and the 58th Japan Crafts Association Encouragement Prize
(2011). Japan Crafts Association regular member.