East Asian Art
Sky (Sora) VaseMade in Kyoto, Japan, Asia
Heisei Period (1989-present), 2004
Okada Yüji, Japanese, born 1948
Dry lacquer (kanshitsu) with gold and mother-of-pearl inlay
Currently not on view
2005-100-1Gift of the artist and Kagedo Japanese Art, 2005
LabelKyoto-born artist Okada Yuji is widely acknowledged as one of the leading lacquer artists of Japan, having won numerous awards in the Japanese craft world throughout his career. This vase is a spectacular example of the delicate mother-of-pearl inlay on dry lacquer that has become his signature.