KEN OTA — HAKONE YOSEGI ZAIKU

Ken Ota Japanese parquetry , Wood crafts Kanagawa

Bio

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.

Signature style

Encouraging young artists to join the global movement to discover and modernize traditional craft arts