In addition to restoring pieces using traditional Japanese lacquer techniques and materials, Gen Saratani adds a new chapter in the history of Japanese lacquerware with his innovative designs. His life experiences and studies all across Austria, Japan, and the United States have now brought him to New York, more passionate for both modern and traditional lacquerware than ever.

As an artist, he aims to not only popularize lacquerware, but also breathe new life into damaged or discarded lacquerware through careful restoration.