Uchiyama Haruo

Uchiyama Haruo
Uchiyama Haruo (1950-present). He is a specialist of Mokuzogan (marquetry) and a bird carver. He was certified as a "modern master craftsman" of bird carving by the government. Every piece of his work is breathtaking. There are two sorts of marquetry in Japan. One uses a 3.3mm thick veneer, and the other uses a 17mm thick board. His 3.3mm marquetry work was from when he was young. Each brush stroke of calligraphy is inlayed. This piece was sliced down to 0.16mm by a plane after 17mm thick marquetry work was assembled together. He gets 80 slices from one piece of work. His carved birds are all made of wood. You don't notice it's a fake even when you get close up. He started his bird-carving career by visiting the leading bird research institutes regularly and examining the carcasses and muscles of dead birds. Usually, his bird carvings are not for sale. They go mainly to museums. Also, all are made to order. He is keen on conservation activities, and many decoys have been made for keeping albatrosses and other species from extinction.

He is one of best bird carvers in the world. All items on this page are for display only.

All his works are made to order, our e-mail address is: ogawaec@aol.com