Hakuichi Hazy Moon Kanazawa Gold Leaf Lacquerware Flat Plate 9.4in
This item is a beautifully crafted wooden plate with a hazy moon motif created with gold leaves from Kanazawa.
This plate is about 24cm(9.4in) and is extremely light and easy to hold. The deep black color of the lacquer exquisitely expresses the calmness of a dark night sky, and the delicate and random haze over the full moon is depicted by the gilded gold leaves. The sharp silhouette of the moon on the black lacquer will add a modern touch to your dining table.
It can be used as a main plate to serve "chakinzushi" as shown in the photo or a plentiful amount of sushi for a small gathering. Japanese confectionary will be given a lovely presentation when served on this plate for a tea party with Japanese tea.
At Hakuichi, experienced craftsmen stretch out about 2g(0.07oz) of gold into a thickness of 1/10,000 of a millimeter and skilled artisans gild the gold leaves on to each plate. Thin gold leaves can be torn in a single touch, but it's the fragility of the gold leaf that creates the mystical impression of a hazy moon.
Skilled craftsmen of Yamanaka Lacquerware create the lacquerware plate.
Woodturning craftsmen carve out the base of the plates from carefully selected pieces of wood, then lacquer craftsmen apply multiple coats of black lacquer by repeating the arduous process of brushing on then wiping off the lacquer. The artistry of the even brush strokes of lacquer against the natural curves of the wood grains is remarkable.
Founded in 1975, Hakuichi is a pioneer in the gold leaf industry. They design and develop their own brand of products crafted with gold leaves and have their own direct sales channel. In the past, the gold leaf manufacturing industry in Kanazawa mainly focused on manufacturing products for Buddhist altars. Hakuichi is the only gold leaf company in Japan that handles both production and sales of gold leaf products.
- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: D24cm(9.4in) x H2cm(0.8in)
- Material: Wood - Yamanaka Lacquerware
- Origin: Made in Japan - Kanazawa Gold Leaf
- Brand: Hakuichi
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Founded in 1975, Hakuichi is a pioneer in the gold leaf industry, having designed and developed its own brand of craft products and carved out a direct sales channel, unlike the gold leaf manufacturing industry in Kanazawa, which until then had focused on products for Buddhist altars.
Hakuichi is the only comprehensive gold leaf company in Japan that handles everything from the production of gold leaf to the sale of gold leaf crafts.
Kanazawa Gold Leaf
"Dazzling beauty, a pivotal figure in Japanese aesthetics"
Kanazawa gold leaf is produced in and around Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The most distinctive feature of Kanazawa gold leaf is the glittering and elegant gold shine produced by skilled craftsmanship.Kanazawa leaf accounts for more than 99% of Japan's gold leaf production, and is used in many historical buildings in Japan, such as Nikko Toshogu Shrine, and shines beautifully in various fields, including traditional crafts such as lacquer crafts, Buddhist religious objects, as well as textiles and Kutani Ware. It is no exaggeration to say that it is Kanazawa gold leaf has built the Japanese sense of beauty that values in gold color.