How people make Stylo Art Urushi pens

 
1. Kijishi
    Usually wood carvers or turners make bowls, plates, chopsticks,etc.
    For our pens, Motoshi KAZUNO designs models and patterns them, then makes the fountain pen bodies.
 
There are several steps by Nuri artisans (lacquerers).
1.Shitaji-nurishi   *shi means artisan
   Specialist who applies the base coat of lacquer
 
2.Naka-nurishi
   Specialist who applies the middle coats of lacquer
 
3.Uwa-nurishi
   Specialist who applies the final coats of lacquer
 
4-a Maki-e artisan
   Specialist in lacquer decoration using metal powders, abalones etc.
 
4-b Chin kin shi
Specialist in engraved lacquer and gold-leaf decoration
 
4-c Roiroshi
   Specialist in polished black-lacquer finish
 
 Wajima Maki-e
          1→2→3→4-a    For the final step Motoshi sets bodies to fountain pens.
Wajima Chin kin         
          1→2→3→4-b    For the final step Motoshi sets bodies to fountain pens.

There are no names on our fountain pens because many artisans are involved in the making process; therefore names are not included.

*For something to be called Wajima nuri, every step must be done in Wajima.
  There are many URUSHI Kobo in Wajima and nurishi (specialists1,2,3 and 4) that
  work for the Kobo (workshops).
  The URUSHI Kobo (workshops) also sell the products they make at the store.
 
*Mr. Osamu NEGISHI who lives in Kiso, is an URUSHI artist and does every step by himself except
  the 1st and the final step. His works are Kinpaku, Yohen-tenmoku, Stardust, Kijitame nuri and Irourushi
  such as Honshu and Akatamenuri.
*Mr. KABUKU who lives in Wakasa, is a Wakasa nuri artist and he does every step by himself except
  the 1st and the final step. Wakasa nuri has about more than 10 steps.

about traditional Japanese Kogei →  https://kogeijapan.com/locale/en_US/Aboutdensan/


 

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数野 元志
Motoshi KAZUNO 

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