Soju Projekt's Kenneth E. Lawrence and Kumiko Negishi-Lawrence took part in Five Senses Japan's event 'Senses of Japan' at Fran's Chocolates in Georgetown this weekend.
Interpreting for master lacquerware artist Shokan Matsuda.
A pre-performance lecture by Kenneth before a biwa (plucked lute) performance by Kyokumi Tashiro.
Giving historical background on the art of maki-e (literally 'sprinkled art').
A lecture-demonstration on the history and techniques used to create maki-e masterpieces.