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Ninohe City Fair in New York 2017

  • 145 West 57th Street New York, NY, 10019 United States (map)

The Craft of Japanese Urushi-Lacquer

Exhibition & Lecture on Japanese Urushi and Joboji Lacquerware


Approximately 70% of Japan’s domestic urushi (lacquer) is produced in Ninohe City, a small town of about 30,000 people located inland in the northeastern prefecture of Iwate. Apart from its artistic and decorative appeal, urushi is also an essential part of daily life in Japan. The particular urushi found in Ninohe City, known as Joboji urushi, is renowned for its quality and has been designated for use in the preservation of such World Heritage Sites as The Golden Pavilion or Kinkakuji, in Kyoto, Toshogu Shrine in Nikko, and Iwate’s own Chusonji Konjikido.


Ninohe-city, Iwate, Japan. Ninohe City Overseas Promotion Committee.


The Nippon Gallery: 7th Floor, 145 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019

Exhibition Schedule

• October 20-21

• Fri. 10/20 (10:00 am to 6:00 pm)

• Sat. 10/21 (10:00 am to 5:00 pm) but admission to the exhibition will be closed from 2:00 pm -

• 3:30 pm during the lecture on Sat.

Exhibition Admission

Open to the Public (Complimentary)


Saturday, October 21, 2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m.

• 1:30 pm Check-in/Registration

• 2:00 pm Lecture by Mr. Toshikazu Machida

• 3:10 pm Joboji Urushi Demonstration

3:30 pm Lecture Ends

Toshikazu Machida Biography

Mr. Machida is a distinguished artist, who specializes in Joboji urushi. He received his Ph.D. from Chiba University, and is the founder of Lakka Studio and Toshikazu Machida Lacquer Art Institute. He is also a member of Japan Kogei Association and the Japanese Society for the Science of Design. His urushi paintings have been widely exhibited and he is the recipient of numerous awards. Mr. Machida continues to influence the next generation of urushi artists.

Admission to Saturday’s Lecture

RSVP required: complimentary admission but space is limited to 40 people

Please click on the registration link below.


Emi Murakami

Focus America Corporation

31 South Street, Suite 3N-2, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550

Tel. 914-667-1891  Fax. 914-667-1854


Operator: Focus America Corporation

With Support: Sake Discoveries, LLC