Tray "Sound of Wind"

Tray "Sound of Wind"

2004
Artist
Okada Yuji, Japan, b. 1948
Born: Kyoto, Japan
Country
Japan
tray
lacquer, mother-of-pearl
Funds from John & Carson Taylor, Wann Caron, Ronald Otsuka and Asian Art Association members in honor of the Asian Art Association's thirtieth anniversary
2011.349
Okada Yuji (Japan). Tray "Sound of Wind". 2004. lacquer, mother-of-pearl. Funds from John & Carson Taylor, Wann Caron, Ronald Otsuka and Asian Art Association members in honor of the Asian Art Association's thirtieth anniversary. 2011.349.
This object is currently on view
Dimensions
height: 2.75 in, 6.9850 cm; width: 20 in, 50.8000 cm; depth: 18 1/8 in, 46.0375 cm
Inscription
Yuji
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian
Tray "Sound of Wind" by Okada Yuji (b. 1948) Japan, Kyoto 2004, Heisei period Lacquer, mother-of-pearl Funds from John and Carson Taylor, Wann Caron, Ronald Otsuka and Asian Art Association members in honor of the Asian Art Association's thirtieth anniversary 2011.349 In his tray "Sound of Wind" (fuin) Okada Yuji created a gently curled dry-lacquer foundation (kanshitsu) then used mother-of-pearl inlay (raden) to decorate its center face. He chose abalone shells from New Zealand and selected only those with the brilliant colors necessary to complement his design. Born in Kyoto, Yuji has shown his lacquers in major exhibitions including the Japanese Art Exhibition (Nitten), Japan Contemporary Fine Arts Exhibition (Nihon Gendai Bijutsu Ten), Kyoto Exhibtion, Kyoto Prefectural Fine Arts and Crafts Exhibition, and private group and solo showings.
Known Provenance
Either 2008 or 2009-2011, Kaigedo Japanese Art, Seattle WA, acquired in Japan from artist; 2011, DAM collection, museum purchase.