今回から初めて、デザイン部門、アート部門の2部門制で作品公募を行い、前回を大幅に上回る世界 15 の国と地域から 207 点に及ぶ作品応募があり、審査を通過した71点の質の高い作品が世界11の国と地域から展示会に向けて寄せられてきました。
The Ishikawa International Urushi Exhibition, specializing in Urushi ware (lacquer ware), was established in 1989 as an international exhibition with public call for entry. This year, the exhibition celebrates its memorial tenth event.
For this event in 2014, we newly introduced an application system by category: Design Category and Art Category. As a result, we received 207 applications from 15 nations and regions throughout the world, which greatly outnumbered the applications in the previous event.
Finally, 71 excellent works from 11 nations and regions, which had been selected in the two rigorous assessments, were submitted to the exhibition.
It is our sincere hope that this exhibition will help explore a new vision of the future of Urushi, including new proposals of its usage and various possibilities still concealed in the material.