Echizen ShikkiEchizen Lacquer Ware
Opening is old, and it is informed that it dates back to the sixth century. Craftsman of lacquer ware maker ordered complete change of crown by the Emperor at the time,
After giving black tableware, it is moved by the splendor of the luster deeply, and it is conveyed with beginning of Echizen Shikki that production was encouraged.
It is thought that this particular lacquer ware dates back to the 6th century. A lacquerer was ordered to recoat the kanmuri or formal headpiece of the Emperor of the times. The lacquerer also presented a black lacquered bowl to the Emperor who recognized the quality of his work and it is thought that it was this encouragement which led to the establishment of Echizen Shikki as an individual ware.
The turned goods is made from wood placed on a lathe in line with the grain and is usually Japanese chestnut (Aesculus Linn.), a type of birch called mizume (Betula grossa Sieb. et Zucc.) or zelkova (Zelkova serrata). Boxes and other complex pieces are coated with a finishing of hana-nuri. This is a lacquer which does not show any brush marks or blemishes and it is allowed to harden without any further attention. The result of a number of coatings of lacquer on a robust ground, this ware is well known for its gloss and gentle air of quality. Bowls, traditional food trays, conventional trays and stacking boxes or jubako are the most representative items produced of a ware which is also know as Kawada ware.
|Industrial art object name
|Classification of industrial art object
||Bowl, low dining table, tray, nest of boxes
|Main production area
||Fukui / Fukui-shi, Sabae-shi, Echizen-shi
|The designation date
||May 10, 1975
■local production associations
Echizen Shikki cooperative association
37-6-1, Nishibukurocho, Sabae-shi, Fukui
■Associated exhibit space, facility
We saw Tachiki in lengthwise direction, and turnery does tree of horse chestnut, mizume, zelkova. Coating paints with lacquer of finish so that there are not trace and dust of brush called final coating of lacquer (we paint with flower) and features technique to just dry. It is elegant made and, with luster that we paint and put on the making of solid groundwork, has a good reputation. We are known as another name, Kawada coat.
The base form is made from Japanese horse chestnut, catalpa, zelkova or similar woods cut longitudinally and shaped on a potter’s wheel. A characteristic of Echizen Shikki is the hana-nuri coating method, whereby pots are given a lacquer finishing so that brush-marks and dust do not show and are then left to dry. The glossy finish produced by the many layers of undercoating as well as the elegant final products are justly famous. Echizen Shikki is also known as Kawada Nuri (lacquerware).
How to make
We repeat thing which mixed soot which turnery burns with ground charcoal powder (we are depressed and come) and pine called torch smoke for persimmon juice and made and paint. Chinese brocade paints with thing which mixed base powder, paste made of rice with unrefined varnish with the base powder groundwork repeatedly. We finish painting middle coating, final coating by brush using purified lacquer. In addition, decoration gives lacquer inlaid with gold or lacquer work.
The base form is coated with many layers of a mixture of persimmon juice, charcoal powder, and pine soot. Flat surfaces are coated in layers of a base coat made from raw lacquer, zinoko powder and rice paste. The intermediate and top coats are given with refined lacquer applied with a brush. Gold inlays and gold-speckled lacquer are used for decoration.
Voice from production center
Laquer Ware adds to taste so as to embezzle. While we continue using while tasting comfort to adjust to hand with moisture, Laquer Ware shines more and more beautifully.