Seventh-generation master-woodcrafter and artist, Shuji Nakagawa Mokkougei carries on the finest tradition of wood-crafting from the region of Kyoto where time-honored techniques are passed on from father to son.
The workshop of Nakagawa is widely recognized for its iconic wooden buckets (ki-oke) handcrafted using a technique developed 700 years ago during the Muromachi era. During the Edo period, households used wooden buckets for bathing rituals or for storing rice and miso. The buckets remain ubiquitous amongst Japanese households today, although they are used for various purposes, such as champagne coolers, bathtubs simply elegant decorative objects.
While he continues to work closely with his father, Japan Living National Treasure, Kiyotsugu Nakagawa in the family's workshop in Kyoto, Shuji Nakagawa has built a name for himself and gained the recognition of an international collector base from his own studio in the mountains of Shiga where he creates Museum exhibited pieces.
Japanese Sawara Cypress coated with natural indigo pigments protected with a urethane finish. Available with a burlwood base or Sawara Cypress bucket base.
Traditional Kintsugi detail optional.
Customizable with a Natural Finish or Full Indigo Coat.
L 39 x W 27 x H 15 in
L 99 x W 68.6 x H 38 cm
Custom dimensions may be quoted upon request.
Upon Request | 16-32 Weeks