Shuji Nakagawa is a Japanese traditional craftsman of woodworks and a contemporary artist. He creates his works using a various woodwork techniques especially Japanese traditional wooden pail technique.
NAKAGAWA MOKKOUGEI represents the fine tradition of Kyoto woodcrafting where time-honoured skills are passed on from father to son. Best known for producing traditional Japanese buckets called ki-oke using a traditional method that goes back some 700 years. Today, these buckets are still as relevant as ever and are used for various purposes, such as champagne coolers and as beautiful objects for everyday life.