TE-KAGAMI -traditional hand mirror-

Carve the name of your precious person Only one gift in the world

 

 

Tradition in Japan has it that mirror has a power to exorcise evil spirits from a person.

Pregnant woman carry handmirror in her obsterical binder, it protect her and her upcoming baby from evil.

It’s one of the traditional customs in Japan.

The craftmans who inherit the traditional technique in Nikko make one by one to your precious person

 

The origin and history of Nikko-bori

 

Nikko is so famouse for that people said “Don't use the word ‘marvelous' until you've seen Nikko.” for a long time. Persons of various statuses visited Nikko Tosho-gu Shrine so Iemitsu TOKUGAWA who is the third Shogun of Edo shogunate decided to change Tosho-gu Shrine into more majestic one. He called great number of master-hands, carpenter, engraver, Urushi lacquer worker, and so many types of artisan.

Engraver graved without the least difference from picture that painter draws. They says, in the interval of their work, they carve and engrave something and it is the origin of Nikko-bori. After completing their work for Tosho-gu Shrine, they made wood tray and chest as souvenir for visiters and Nikko-bori became populer .

 

Process of just your Nikko-bori mirror

 

Nikko-bori is known for using special carving knife named “Hikkaki-tou”. Artisan uses a bent tip of Hikaki-tou to carve the design on wood.

After carving wood, lacquer is coated over it, and is the polishing by file to express the design on surface.

Tradition in Japan has it that mirror has a power to exorcise evil spirits from a person.

Pregnant woman carry handmirror in her obsterical binder, it protect her and her upcoming baby from evil. It’s one of the traditional customs in Japan.

We’ll carve initial of your precious person on this product.

To your friend, partner, upcoming baby…
It’s only one gift in the world.
The craftsman carve it one by one for your precious person and you.

When you order,
please tell us the initial that you want us to carve at your order note.