Urushi-nuri / Fuki-Urushi    

Artisan Japanese urushi lacquer, or urushi-nuri in Japanese, has several notable lacquer ware techniques. Urushi-nuri yield a waterproof finish.
Our friend, Mr. Osamu NEGISHI from Kiso, Nagano--also famous for its kiso urushi-nuri--applies the aka-tamenuri, kiji-tame and nuri techniques to our pens. Aka-tamenuri (aka meaning ‘red’) renders a smooth, red gloss.
Kiji-tame (kiji meaning ’grain of wood’) renders a transparent effect on the wooden barrel.
Both techniques are polishing finish.

The fuki-urushi (fuki meaning ‘wipe off’) technique renders a clear finish so that the grain of the wood is enjoyed. Motoshi completes the fuki-urushi work himself. Interestingly, after the clear urushi is applied and wiped, it must dry in a moist setting, and Motoshi repeats this cycle more than 10 times for each pen.

Maki-e / Raden / Rankaku   Instagram masoho_urushi

Our friend, Ms. Masako NOMURA applies maki-e, raden, and rankaku on our pens. These are intricate and detailed techniques that yield beautiful results. Her techniques of taka maki-e and togidashi maki-e also make beautiful and unique designs.
She was born in Yuki city, Ibaraki, Japan in 1971. She studied Textile Design at Tama Art University. She also became a student of Urushi Artist, Mr. Tsunenobu NAMIKI to study Urushi Kogei (Urushi styled art).  

http:// www.urushi-namiki.com

She began her profession as an Urushi Artist in 1998.
In 2008 she received the ‘Gendai Kogei Sho’ Prize at the 47th Japan Contemporary Arts & Crafts Exhibition.
Her exhibitions are held several times a year in Kanto area.

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About the owner

数野 元志
Motoshi KAZUNO