Fukiwake Flower Vase, 2012, metal casting, h. 9 1/2 x dia. 10 in. (24 x 25 cm)


Fukiwake Flower Vase, 2012, metal casting, h. 8 1/4 x dia. 4 1/4 in. (20.5 x 10.5 cm)


Fukiwake Flower Vase, 2015, metal casting, h. 7 1/4 x w. 6 x d. 3 3/4 in. (18 x 15.5 x 7 cm)


Fukiwake Flower Vase, 2013, metal casting, h. 11 1/2 x w. 7 x d. 5 3/4 in. (29 x 17.5 x 14 cm)


Fukiwake Flower Vase, 2014, metal casting, h. 14 1/4 x w. 4 1/4 x d. 3 3/4 in. (36 x 10.5 x 9.5 cm)

HANNYA Taiju (b. 1972)

Hannya Taiju works in the fukiwake method, in which three different metals are individually poured into a mold within five seconds of each other. Due to the different melting points of the three metals, they form distinguished patterns rather than mixing together. In fact, Taiju and his father Tamotsu are the only known artists to have ever made three-metal cast pieces.

Hannya uses the designs of the separate metals to create mystical weavings characterized by artful contrasting and curving gestures. Mr. Hannya Taiju is the current owner of his family’s Hannya Foundry company, established over 150 years ago. For over 3 years, their iron tea pot and copperware production has flourished.

HANNYA Taiju (b. 1972) Exhibits

Selected Exhibitions

Asia Week, New York, US
The Best of Toyama: Kōgei Art and Design from Japan, Onishi Gallery, New York, US
The 54th Japan Traditional Kōgei Toyama Exhibition, Takaoka Art Museum, Toyama, Japan
Contemporary Japanese Kogei, Onishi Gallery, New York, NY
The 20th Takaoka Art Museum Exhibition, Toyama, Japan