A painter of the Rinpa school active from the Meiji to the early Showa era, Sekka is an artist renowned throughout the world, particularly in Japan and Europe. Prominent globally in the field of applied fine arts as well, Sekka traveled to Europe and gained enthusiastic adulation in the West for breaking original new ground with a style that embraced art nouveau forms. He is also known for imparting new prospects to Japanese crafts of the time and contributing to their subsequent development. His works are still admired, especially in the West, and decorated the cover and opening page of Le Monde d’Hermes N°38. The daring design beauty in Sekka’s art that captivates leading contemporary brands lives today.