‘lacquer ware’ カテゴリーのアーカイブ

A bolo tie ( loop tie ) tip made by Laquerware craftsman

2015年10月14日 水曜日























A lacquerware craftsman, Sadaike made a bolo tie tip for me. The design of the bolo tie is Gassho farmhouse in Shirakawago, UNESCO world heritage site. Sadaike says Shiro-Urushi, which is literally means white lacquer is used to make the bolo tie. It’s so meticulous and beautiful. I am sure to wear this bolo tie when I provide tour guide service in Shirakawago and Gokayama. These villages are designated as UNESCO world heritage site.

Wajima-nuri lacquer ware

2013年4月7日 日曜日

The process of making Wajima-nuri lacquer ware is explained to tourists at Wajima Kobo Nagaya. Wajima-nuri is an exclusive type of lacquerware produced in Wajima city, which is located at the tip of Noto peninsula. It takes about 2 hours from Kanazawa by limited express bus to get there.

Wajima Kobo Nagaya provides visiters for having lacquerware experiment to make a pair of chopsticks. My customers, an Australian graphic designer and her husband enjoyed the experiment.

Wajima, including Noto peninsula is also well known for the huge Kiriko lantern festival. It’s a summer festival.

20 or more people join together to carry the huge Kiriko lantern.