Sanae tanaka artworks are mainly made using the dry lacquer technique. Dry lacquer is a method of forming lacquer by layering hemp cloth or Japanese paper with lacquer or by forming with a mixture of lacquer and wood powder. This technique allows for free modeling, as is also used in the creation of statues, such as the national treasure Ashura at Kofukuji Temple. Her excellent modeling skills layered with her lacquering techniques produce elegant artworks.
1970 Born in Yokohama, Kanagawa
1991 Graduated from Takaoka National College, Lacquer Work Course
1992 Completed the same course of study
2008 Established “TOMORU Kobo(studio)”