The 10th Anniversary of the Kumano Kodo’s Designation as a World Heritage Site
Special Exhibit “The Work of Masters- The Beauty of Woodwork and Lacquering”
Exhibit Dates： Until Sunday, June 15, 2014
Location： Kumano Kodo Center（〒519-3625 Owase-shi, Mukai 12-4 TEL：0597-25-2666）
In the Higashi-Kishu region, which has developed since ancient times as an area for forestry and fishing, residents have lived on the bounty of the mountains and seas. This exhibit features pieces by masters who specialize in woodwork and lacquering that are imbued with a sense of gratitude towards nature.
“Owase Wappa”—wooden food containers used by mountain men and fishermen for centuries renowned as one of Mie’s traditional crafts—will be on display alongside furniture made of Japanese horse-chestnut wood, which embodies the masters’ deep knowledge of various types of wood and the beauty found in the natural grain and curvature of the source material.