Mastering a skill in one generation
At 15, Hoseki Okuyama left his home in Shinjo, Yamagata to head for Tokyo. It has been around 60 years since then. He has committed himself to the world of silversmith, and in 1995 was designated an Important Intangible Cultural Treasure.
Expressing the abundance of nature
The 2 techniques Okuyama excels in are ”kiribame” and ”uchikomi” methods of hammering a design onto metal and then fitting metal parts into the design.
Effort Pays off
Okuyama says that he has never been satisfied with any of his work.
- Silversmith Artisan Artisan, Hoseki Okuyama
- Kita-ku Tokyo