craftsman 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 craftsman 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 craftsman 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 craftsman 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.
On this video, craftsman make bigger size KUMIKO for easy to explain than our products.
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 craftsman want to tell to next generation.
You can select from 3 pattern of KUMIKO
Give craftsman’s traditional technique to you casually and easily.
We prepare beautiful KUMIKO as a coaster for you.
You can select from 3 pattern of KUMIKO.
Each design has a name.
the meaning of flax ornament
flax ornament is one of the most popular pattern in japan.
They say that we don’t need time and effort to take care of it and growing speed is fast so there is meaning that growth of baby and keeping out of harm’s way in them.
the meaning of tortoise shel
Cloisonne means the seven treasures,gold, silver, pearls, agate, crystal, coral and lapis lazuli.
Hexagonal pattern is a tortoise shell.
Turtles have a long life so they are symbol for long life in japan from long ago.
We had regarded them as lucky charm.
These coasters are made of natural wood.
We don’t coat varnish over them because we want you to feel natural wood.
Please don’t regard as easy to get dirty, spend a great time with KUMIKO coaster.
It’s this which is NAJIMU feeling.
・Craftsman creates one by one…use natural wood and leather…handmade craft…so it is not exactly same as image
・Products are made of natural wood and leather so they will be damaged or discolored by sun but these damage or discolor but we want you to enjoy these change by your action.
・Please check and confirm how to use and keep these natural wood craft.Don’t use them in an alternative way.We will not take responsibility for any damage on your PC or something other than our products.
・In some country, you may have to pay customs duties.
In that case, it’s charged to purchaser.