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Warding Off Evil, Precious Coral Art. Photo: Kadota Mikiya

Maekawa Taizan

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory

The art of sculpting precious coral has a
relatively short history as a traditional craft having developed only since the
Meiji period when coral was discovered in Kochi. On the other hand, this leaves
a lot of room for further development, and highlights its proactive
innovativeness. In recent years, experiments include enhancing the natural feel
of the sculpture by incorporating “mushi
coral,” with a rough surface eroded by the sea. The world of precious coral art
is still growing.

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  • Title: Warding Off Evil, Precious Coral Art. Photo: Kadota Mikiya
  • Creator: Maekawa Taizan
  • Subject Keywords: Precious Coral Art, Kochi Prefecture
  • Rights: © Maekawa Taizan, Photo: © Kadota Mikiya

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