Lowell Lecture

Artist Demonstration: Japanese Traditional Artistry with Akira Murayama and Gyokusen Mochizuki

Date & Time

Sept. 8, 2019 at noon - 3 p.m.


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
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Akira Murayama, Woodworker and Gyokusen Mochizuki, Lacquerware Artist

Presenting Organization

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Arts

In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Boston-Kyoto sister city relationship, two extraordinary artists visit the MFA from Kyoto, Japan, to demonstrate their craft for visitors.

From Noon to 1:20 pm, Akira Murayama, a highly acclaimed woodworker, demonstrates traditional woodworking joining techniques that don’t require nails or glue. Murayama is followed by Gyokusen Mochizuki, a distinguished lacquerware artist, who demonstrates her decorative urushi techniques from 1:40 to 3 pm.