ベトナム美術⼤学・東京藝術⼤学 漆芸技術交流授業A collaborative program of lacquer art with Vietnam University of Fine Arts

April 22, 2016


研修者:大学院美術研究科工芸専攻(漆芸) 修士課程学生 6名


2015年11月に、ベトナム美術大学・東京藝術大学漆芸技術交流授業をベトナム美術大学(VIETNAM UNIVERSITY OF FINE-ARTS)の絵画工房にて実施しました。




日本の学生はベトナム式漆絵表現(Engraved Lacquer)を使った漆画を1枚、箔絵を2枚制作し、ベトナムの学生は日本の卵殻技法で漆画を1枚、ベトナム式漆絵表現(Engraved Lacquer)を使った漆画を1枚制作しました。








Basic Information

Participants:Six master’s students in crafts (Japanese lacquer course)
Location:Hanoi, Vietnam
Period:November 1-7, 2015


In November 2015, Tokyo University of the Arts held a collaborative program on  lacquer art jointly with Vietnam University of Fine Arts at a painting workshop of the Vietnamese partner.

While lacquer is a common material that has been used for drawing and making crafts both in Japan and Vietnam from a long time ago, it is extremely interesting that the respective countries have established unique techniques and expressions of their own.

Six students from each university, making a total of twelve participants, attended a lecture on the education and expressions of lacquer craft in Japan and Vietnam. Later, they took part in a workshop where they actually used each other’s techniques to create art works.

report063-01Left: a Vietnamese student taught by Professor Ogura
Right: Japanese students listening to a lecture on Vietnamese lacquer expression

Each of the Japanese students made an urushi-e (lacquer painting) and two maki-e (lacquer painting sprinkled with gold or silver powder) using the Vietnamese engraving technique. On the other hand, Vietnamese students made two lacquer paintings using the Japanese eggshell technique and the Vietnamese Engraving technique, respectively.

The program proceeded in a warm and friendly atmosphere. While the participants were surprised to face the fact that lacquer art has evolved quite differently in respective countries, they developed a strong sense of fellowship by knowing that they are all artists who make great efforts to create art works using the same material.

In particular, at the workshop, the students were trying to communicate in English, which they were unaccustomed to and occasionally provided technical advice to one another until late at night. At the end of the program, their friendships were so great that they promised to see one another again.

Through the program full of discovery, the participating students not only learned the cultures and techniques of lacquer art in Japan and Vietnam but also enjoyed fulfilling artist conversations. They had a chance to think of the lacquer art cultures that have been passed on from old times independently in the partner countries across the sea.

report063-02Group picture after review session


report063-03Students’ art works
(Top: works by Vietnamese students Bottom: works by Japanese students)