Chinkin Art Panel / Owl

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An art panel finely created by Taya Shikki of Wajima lacquerware from Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture. It features an owl, or “Fukurou” in Japanese, which is considered a symbol of both fortune and wisdom in Japan. The owl’s soulful eyes and life-like features have been intricately crafted through "Chinkin”, a decorative technique involving carving fine patterns into the surface of the lacquerware and filling the carved patterns with gold foil and pigment, resulting in a truly mesmerizing piece of art.   

  • Area: Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture
  • Brand: TAYA SHIKKI
  • Material: Japanese Zelkova / Lacquer
  • Size: L265 x H295mm
  • This product comes with its own box.
  • Only available in Singapore.

Brand: Taya Shikki

Vendor and manufacturer (“nushiya”) of Wajima lacquerware founded in 1818. Themed on “nushiya for living”, they continue to provide lacquerware based on natural material proposing a life derived from nature.

Wajima lacquerware
Generic name of lacquerware produced in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture. Characterized by its robustness. The wood surface is reinforced with cloth and is coated with many layers of “Jinoko” which is the powder of calcined diatomaceous earth.

Instructions for use

To use this product safely and comfortably, please follow the instructions below:

  • Do not use the product in places subject to water to keep out mold. In case of getting wet, please dry it completely in a well-ventilated place.
  • Never leave lacquerware under direct sunlight directly or in high humidity, this is to avoid the risk of transformation, discoloration and mold.
  • To remove oily spots or fingerprints, wipe with a soft cloth.
  • As these are handmade products, each piece will look slightly different.

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