Hibiki (Echoes) by Takahiro Yede

Takahiro Yede is one of Japan’s most celebrated metalsmiths and this striking vessel is a dazzling example of his innovative metal-weaving technique.


silver and copper alloys (shakudo, shibuichi)
19 × 32.5 × 31.5cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £13,500)
Acquired in:
Yufuku Gallery

Yede takes inspiration from traditional bamboo basketry. However, to weave in metal he must first hammer each of his alloy strips into shape by hand. The exquisite results have turned him into an internationally respected artist and Hibiki becomes his second piece to join a public collection in Britain


The artist.

Venue details

Manchester Art Gallery Mosley Street, MANCHESTER Greater Manchester M2 3JL 0161 235 8888 www.manchesterartgallery.org

Entry details

Free to all
Offers with National Art Pass

Daily, 10am – 5pm (Thu until 9pm) Closed 24, 25 Dec, Good Friday