1980 Born in Yamanashi Prefecture
2006 M.F.A., Urushi Craft Dept., Kyoto City University of Arts
Hanako Gejo makes most of her works in the kanshitsu (dry lacquer) technique. She creates forms that are moulded using cloth, clay and plaster. Using metal leaves, powder and coloured urushi she conveys the charms of various forms of lacquer. In 2011 She won the Encouragement Award at the 50th Japan Craft Exhibition, Marunouchi Building Hall, Tokyo.