Carving SAMURAI Munehiro Horio
Living with wood
We use materials taken from the nature such as wood and lacquer. In the moment he carves wooden material by well-honed blade in a delicate manner, life dwells in wooden material.
Then he makes a beautiful form as he carves wood with his soul.
Painting SAMURAI Masachika Iwasaki
Concentrating on lacquering
The process that a tree has grown is reflected in the grain woody texture painting. In the moment of the mirror finish his own heart is projected on the work
lacquer is a natural coating obtained by processing collected sap of sumac
tree of Anacardiaceae. As a coating, it is also utilized as an
adhesive for gold leaf.
Gold stamping SAMURAI Masayoshi Nobata
He manipulates freely gold leaf swayed in the breeze. It makes the atmosphere which repels anybody.
Thickness of the gold leaf is 0.1 micrometer. Luster of a gold leaf is soft, and it had also been used for decoration as a symbol of power of “Shogun” and “Daimyo”.
Finishing SAMURAI Shigeru Okuhara
He combines each of best skills of the entire process.
We inherit traditional skills, and then we immerse ourselves in the charm of Japan.