Monday, 27 November 2017

A great urushi by laquer artist Kikuchi from Kitakata. The Aizunuri 会津塗, Aizushikki 会津漆器 are the correct definition of this laquerware. Aizuwakamatsu is the town near Kitakata, this area is renown for laques. Photo © Flavio Gallozzi - All rights reserved. 

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Traditional ink sticks factory





















 The traditional ink sticks for calligraphy and chinese painting, are handmade from a big black paste, softened first with foot and later by hands and weighted. When the paste reach the  right softness workin by hands, the small roll is inserted in a wooden mould and pressed. When extracted is still soft and is finished with scissors. The mould impress the factory design and marks on it. This factory is very ancient and is located in Nara, is called Boku-Undo.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017