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Large inlaid bronze vessels and vases, jewellery and cutlery, all saw the application of Japanese inlay and alloying techniques. Highly sought after today by international museums and private collectors alike, these paved the way for today’s dynamic and original work.
Box about 1890-1900
Iron, with a shibuichi panel decorated in gold, silver, shakudo, and shibuichi
Exploiting the fluidity of the metal, its capacity to hold colour and textures and its richness in being just what it is – it matters not whether it's inexpensive aluminium or expensive gold.
-Mitsumoto TakeshiArchitectural Installation PieceLake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel | 2017-
This may also be seen as an inherent characteristic of the Japanese aesthetic, evident also in the worlds of ceramic, the practice of tea, and in the art of flower arranging.
-Mitsumoto TakeshiFlower Vessel, 2005-
Add to this Japan’s long tradition of iron and bronze casting, and the leadership of Japan’s artists in contemporary metal work is a predictable outcome.
Pair of Samurai Figures. Circa 1890
Bronze, thick gilding, silver and shakudo
After the Meiji Restoration (1868), the abolition of the samurai class, and the banning of the sword, metal craftsmen turned the newly emerging European market. Their skills and sensibilities were applied to the creation of decorative objects for the series of international great exhibitions at the end of the nineteenth century.
-Soft metal inlaid iron incense burner,Meiji Period, signed Mitsutaka (Kajima Ikkoku II) andHogashiyama (Hogashiyama Motonobu)Christies New York 2018-
These large international art expositions, for example, Metalwork World Exhibition at Nuremberg in 1885, provided a reciprocal stimulus between Japan and the West and introduced new techniques, designs and materials.
-Incense Burner (Koro) M72 Circa 1890Silver, shakudō, shibuichi, gold, silver
And a shakudō-copper mokume alloy.
Contemporary Japanese metalwork artists are moving away from the embrace of traditional processes, much like contemporary Japanese ceramic artists, towards ones that allow more creative control and provide for the exploration of the full range of potentials of their medium.
-Mitsumoto Takeshi波濤の花器 Hatō no Kaki
Swirling WatersRecently Available Work-
Still faithful to the Japanese aesthetics of beauty of function, imperfection and the appreciation of the changes inherent in nature; contemporary metalwork artists adapt traditional techniques and materials to the modern world.
Hyatt Regency Yokohama 2020
Selected for the 'Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition'
Silver Prize for The Takaoka Craft Exhibition
Prize winner "Talentborse Handwerk 1991 Munich, Germany
Won The 13th Tansuiou Prize, presented by The Satoh Art & Craft Research & Scholarship Foundation
Grand Prize Winner The Japan Crafts Exhibition,
2001Museum of Kyushu Sangyo University Fukuoka
2009National Gallery of Australia
2011Victoria and Albert Museum London
Numazu Central Hospital
Aichi Medical University Hospital
Matsuyama Yogo Minami Medical Clinic
Watanabe Concert Hall
XIV Hakone Palace
Hyatt Regency Tokyo
Four Seasons Hotel Seoul
Righa Royal Hotel Kyoto
Hakodate International Hotel
Ginza Capital Hotel
Hyatt Regency Yokohama
Prime Nishi Hachioji
'Neo Metal Works' Wacoal Ginza Art Space Tokyo（1995 1998）
'Form of Lines Form of Plates' Gallery U Tokyo
'2nd Lights In Daily Lives Exhibition' Living Design Gallery Tokyo
'Twisted Fellows X;port Exhibition' AXIS Gallery Tokyo
'Metalworks' Kagurazaka Pulse Gallery Tokyo
'From The Rising Sun' Vizo Gallery Brussels
'The Starting Point of Making' ARAI Atelier Gallery Tokyo
'International Art + Design Fair' New York
'Sofa New York' (2010, 2011)
'Beauty of New Metal Art' Sekido Museum of Art Tokyo
'Collect' Victoria & Albert Museum London（2009 2011 2012 2013）
Japanese Cool Zero 8' Lesley Kehoe Galleries Melbourne
Gallery Okariaya Ginza, Ginza, Tokyo
Heavy Metal : Challenging Perceptions' Lesley Kehoe Galleries Melbourne
Gallery Okariya Ginza Tokyo
Asian Art Week New York
The International Fine Art Fair New York
'Stormy waters' Gallery Ruenvent Tokyo
'Presence' Lesley Kehoe Galleries Melbourne
'Glittering Metal Art' Sekido Museum of Art Tokyo
PHOTOGRAPHYA PhotographyThe Artist - Mitsumoto TakeshiCollaboration Mitusmoto Takeshi X Sogetsu Artist @atsukoroka
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