Gen Saratani (Lacquerware)

1980 Born in Vienna in Austria

1998 Graduated from the high school of Art in Kyoto. Major is Urushi Arts.

2002 Studied about at the Tokai-University in Japan. Major is Art-design.

2002-2005 Studied the restoring technique under Tomizo.(Lacquer Artist and also His father)

2006-2008 Studied the Makie technique under Akira Takeda(Makie Master) in Kyoto.

2009 Independent and do mainly restoring works.

2012 Move to New York

2014 Exhibition + Lecture “The Aesthetics of Restoration” at Sara Japanese Pottery in NY

Lecture at Urasenke Chanoyu Center of New York

Workshop at Metropolitan Museum