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July 20, 2021
HULS GALLERY TOKYO Edo yui-oke wooden tub “Okeei” Eifu Kawamata Exhibition “Joining Plain Wood”

“Okeei” Eifu Kawamata Exhibition: Joining Plain Wood

10:00–18:00 (Closed on Sunday and public holiday)・Jul 27, 2021–Aug 11, 2021・HULS Gallery Tokyo 6-4-10 Akasaka, Minato-ku

Okeei was founded by Edo-period yui-oke craftsman Shinemon Kawamata in 1887 at Fukugawa, a port town that once thrived from lumber distribution. Now the only yui-oke workshop in Tokyo, Okeei is helmed by Eifu Kawamata, whose painstaking craftsmanship is reminiscent of Shinemon’s legacy. As a fourth-generation yui-oke master, Eifu challenges the hundred-year-old method; he proposes the use of tensile nickel silver as hoops instead of bamboo or copper to sturdily hold the wood in place, allowing the final result to boast a beautiful gloss. “I hope to create a beauty born from simplicity,” the artist remarks. In this upcoming exhibition, Eifu’s newer creations, including wooden containers and tea utensils made with 300-year-old Sawara cypress, will also be available for sale.


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Event Details

  • Date:

    Jul 27, 2021–Aug 11, 2021
  • Time:

    10:00–18:00 (Closed on Sunday and public holiday)
  • Price:

    Free
  • More Info:

  • Location:

    HULS Gallery Tokyo
    6-4-10 Akasaka, Minato-ku

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