Artisan who built Nikko TOSHOGU SHRINE-日光東照宮- in Edo period
moved to Kanuma city from Nikko city to keep out to cold.
Because of this history, There are many skilled Artisan in Kanuma that is famous for wood craft.
Wonderfulness of their sculpture on Dashi,a float that god ride on in festival, is famous here in japan.
One of their technique is KUMIKO.
KUMIKO is woodworking technique that make geometrical pattern by combining wood and wood.
They use a little adhesive it’s almost no adhesive.
There are many nature motif pattern,for example leaf, snowflake and shell suit.
They have used for household furniture and their decoration.
About KUMIKO technique
This is one of component of KUMIKO.
These parts are made by exclusive tool(also the Artisan create them).
His own plane, KANNA in japanese, makes them one by one.
He adjusts these parts delicately for puttern of KUMIKO.
Do you believe that Artisan even make tools?
These round wood parts are create one by one to plane with exclusive tools.
Also he combines each parts by hand.
It’s difficult to combine wood parts more than you can imagine.
Too big to combine, too small to combine.
Each designs of KUMIKO has own name.
The name of plant that japanese are familiar, gods, and so on.
These designs are left for posterity and Artisan want to tell to next generation.
These coasters are made of natural wood.
Artisan doesn’t coat varnish over them because want you to feel natural wood.
Please don’t regard as easy to get dirty, spend a great time with KUMIKO coaster.
|Size||W:140mm, H:120mm, T:10mm|
|The place of production||Made in Japan|
KUDEN doesn’t like design without means. There are many pattern for KUMIKO design and each design has each means. Those traditional designs are passed from generation to generation among artisans. Meaningful design deserve high point for designability.
This product is made of 100% natural wood and just a few glue. They hardly use chemical material. This technique is traditional one. So we mark high point for health hazard.
Works for traditional handcrafts is decreasing each years. Those situation makes the lack of successors and finally “ lose the traditional technique ” in worst case.This product makes new work for those traditional technique. At that point of view, ethical for working environment marks 4.8 point.