Innovative maki-e artisanAkira Okawa
Award history and more
Learned maki-e techniques in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, after training at the Ashiro Lacquer Craft Technique Research Center.
Received the Craft Category Prize at the Iwate Prefectural Art Festival.
Received the Iwate Prefecture Craft Art Exhibition Association Award.
“I want people to feel maki-e as something close to them. Through trial and error, I strive to get closer to achieving this goal.”