Initially, Fumie Sasai uses the technique called kanshitsu-giho (lacquer applied on a fabric mould) to shape his works. In a second phase, the artist uses the nuritate shiage technique to smooth the surfaces of his subjects such as flowers, fruit and natural elements in order to obtain an extremely soft and delicate effect.
This effect almost seems to give life to his works, arousing primordial and lively, almost childlike, tactile sensations.
Minneapolis Institute of Art, USA
Musée Guimet, Paris
Museum of Fin Art, Boston, USA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
Takashimaya Historical Museum, Osaka, Japan
Victoria & Albert Museum, London