Kirikane Kazaribako FU-IN
NOBUHITO NAKANO / SAEKO NAKANO
This is a decoration box of wood.
This work has a sophisticated shine of wood and kirikane.
It gets a differnt impression by light and natural light.
What is ‘Kirikane’ ?
Kirikane is a decorative technique which is more than 1000 years ago used for Buddhist statues and paintings, using gold leaf, silver leaf, platinum leaf. The bonded leaf is cut with bamboo knife on a deer-skin-covered table, and it is affixed with ‘nikawa’ or ‘funori’ (natural glue) to the work to be decorated. The artist use two writing brushes to do it.
- wood, gold foil
Nobuhito gets an inspiration when seeing the block of wood, specially woody texture.
After that, he creates the most graceful shape.
Saeko makes use of its shape and expresses the harmony with wood and kirikane.