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Japanese traditional craft "Urushi" product.
Luxury ”Wajima nuri” Dip Pen holder.
Products that can be shipped internationally.
1."Urushi" about traditional Japanese lacquer.
Urushi lacquerware is a traditional Japanese craft technique that involves a meticulous process of applying natural lacquer to create beautiful and durable finishes.
With a history spanning over 9,000 years, it holds significant cultural value in Japan.
Urushi lacquerware primarily employs a natural resin called urushi. Derived from trees of the Toxicodendron family, extracting urushi requires specialized knowledge and expertise.
Urushi offers excellent durability, waterproofing properties, and can produce a stunning glossy finish.
The process of urushi lacquerware involves several stages. First, the surface of the base material, such as wood or metal, is meticulously prepared and a foundation layer, known as the "jinuri," is applied. Then, multiple layers of
urushi are brushed on and allowed to dry in successive "nakanuri" (intermediate coats) and "uwagake" (top coats).
This layering technique ensures uniform thickness and a beautiful final appearance.
There are various decorative techniques within urushi lacquerware. For instance, "maki-e" involves sprinkling or carving patterns using gold or silver powders onto the urushi surface.
"Raden" incorporates finely crafted inlays of shells or bones into the lacquer.
These techniques are combined to create luxurious embellishments on lacquerware and furniture.
Urushi lacquerware has been widely used in traditional Japanese crafts, furniture, and architectural elements due to its beauty and durability.
In recent years, it has also been incorporated into contemporary designs, finding applications in accessories, interior items, and more.
The unique craftsmanship and aesthetic appeal of Japanese urushi lacquerware have gained global recognition.
By preserving tradition and techniques while exploring new forms of expression, modern urushi lacquerware continues to evolve.
2.About "Wajima" a traditional lacquer production area representing Japan.
Wajima lacquerware is a traditional Japanese lacquerware known for its intricate patterns and exquisite craftsmanship.
Wajima lacquerware follows the fundamental process of lacquerware production but distinguishes itself with its advanced techniques and delicate pattern-making.
First, the surface of the base material, such as wood or metal, is prepared, and a foundation layer called the "jinuri" is applied.
Then, layers of lacquer are brushed on and allowed to dry in successive "nakanuri" (intermediate coats) and "uwagake" (top coats).
This layering process ensures a uniform thickness and a beautiful lustrous finish.
The distinctive feature of Wajima lacquerware lies in its decorative techniques.
Wajima lacquerware incorporates precious metals such as gold and silver powders to create intricate patterns.
This technique is known as "maki-e," which requires meticulous brushwork and skill to depict intricate designs and motifs. Additionally, carving and inlay
techniques, such as "zōgan," are employed, resulting in unique and beautiful designs.
Wajima lacquerware finds wide application in luxury tableware, decorative items, and furniture due to its intricate craftsmanship and exquisite patterns. While preserving the traditional Wajima lacquerware techniques, artisans also incorporate modern designs, creating refined and sophisticated pieces.
Wajima lacquerware has gained high acclaim both domestically and internationally for its intricate artistry and technical excellence.
Wajima artisans, who have honed their skills through decades of training, continue to produce stunning Wajima lacquerware pieces.
As a result, Wajima lacquerware holds a prominent position as a traditional Japanese craft and continues to be cherished by many.
3.About a special technique in "Wajima".
Thick coating, known as "Atsunuri," is a distinctive technique in Wajima lacquerware that sets it apart from other lacquerware styles. It is a special finishing method used to achieve a luxurious and impactful appearance.
The process of thick coating begins similarly to regular lacquerware.
The surface of the base material is prepared, and a foundation layer called the "jittonuri" is applied.
Then, layers of lacquer are brushed on and allowed to dry in successive "chūtonuri" (intermediate coats) and "uwagaki" (top coats).
However, in thick coating, a significantly higher number of layers are applied compared to regular lacquerware.
This results in a substantial thickness and a sense of weight in the final finish.
The layering in thick coating can involve dozens to hundreds of applications.
Each layer of lacquer is applied only after the previous layer has completely dried.
This process requires time and patience, and it relies heavily on the experience and skills of the artisan.
Additionally, after each layer has dried, the surface is meticulously polished to
achieve a uniform appearance, adding to the time-consuming nature of the technique.
In the final stage of thick coating, a finishing polish is applied. This step involves using abrasives and whetstones to create a smooth and lustrous surface, ensuring an even thickness throughout.
The finishing polish is a crucial step that relies on the artisan's experience and sensitivity.
Wajima lacquerware created through thick coating showcases a remarkable three-dimensional effect and a lavish glossiness.
It is often used for special decorative pieces, unique lacquerware, and high-end furniture.
Due to its beauty and technical complexity, thick coating in Wajima lacquerware receives great admiration within the realm of traditional Japanese craftsmanship.