Ken Ota Japanese parquetry , Wood crafts Kanagawa
Even among master examples of yosegi zaiku (Japanese marquetry), Ken Ōta’s woodcrafts really stand out. His studio in Hakone, Japan specializes in incorporating varieties of wood for a surprising amount of color and warmth in each piece. By nurturing a vibrant and playfully modern design, Ōta is inspiring a new and younger audience to embrace the tradition of yosegi zaiku.
Encouraging young artists to join the global movement to discover and modernize traditional craft arts