Hagiawase Vase “Line,” 2013; gold, silver, shakudō and copper; h. 13 3/8 x dia. 4 3/4 in. (34 x 12 cm)


Hagiawase Plate, 2006 Silver, shakudo, kuromido, h. 4.7 x w. 29.5 x d.29.5 cm


Hagiawase Vase, 2012 Gold, silver, shakudo, h. 16 x w. 30 x d. 30 cm

Hagino Noriko (b. 1949)

Hagino Noriko works within a technique called hagiawase, metal forging and heat welding, which she learned from Living National Treasure Sekiya Shirō (1907–1994).

Intrigued by Sekiya’s works, Hagino became an apprentice in Sekiya’s studio upon graduating from Musashino Art Junior College. From the inception of her design to the arduous process of hammering the metals, Hagino takes almost six months to complete each project. She uses the natural hues of the metals as colors to create fluid patterns on her work, silver becoming white, copper becoming red, and an alloy of gold and copper as gold.

Hagino Noriko (b. 1949) Exhibits

Selected Exhibitions

Asia Week, New York, US
The 63rd Japan Traditional Kogei exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
Art Crafts in the 21st Century – Eye of the World, MOA Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan
Contemporary Japanese Metalwork Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark