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Kamakurabori

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Kamakura-bori” is a traditional art form handed down 700years ago from the Kamakura Period. During the Kamakura Period many Buddhist temples were built. Kamakura-bori” is said to originate from the sculptors of the Buddha statues and the unique lacquering on the carved Buddhist objects. They were much influenced by Chinese traditional lacquer-carving ( Tsuishy, Tsuikoku, Benibanaryokuba etc.) .

 

Kamakura-bori is attractively hand carved usually from Magnolia, and Ginkgo trees and  then coated with many layers of special bright colored lacquer . The most representative example of “Kamakura-bori” uses special ‘Shumakinuri’ lacquer in which a special powder of Makomo (wild rice) is sprinkled into a bright vermillion lacquer, producing a strong three dimensional impression of the sculpture. This special characteristic cannot be found in other lacquer wares. This technique is used by artist Tadashi Komiya to produce our special Kamakura-bori writing instruments. Other colors are also used in the collections presented and shown below.

 

Profile of the artist Tadashi Komiya :

 

He was born in 1952. He studied the basics of Kamakura-Bori at Kamakura-Bori Training high School. He was educated and trained for many years by a famous Kamakurabori artist Seigaku Kiuchi.

 

In 1984 he became an independent artist for the first time, and he established and headed a workshop in 1988. He has created trays, plates and furniture as well as quality writing instruments for Sailor Pen.

 

Since 1993, he has conducted many exhibitions of his Kamakura-Bori works at famous department stores and hotels in Japan. He also teaches Kamakura-Bori techniques at a culture school.

 

New Kamakurabori Products Available

 

Tsubaki-mon  10-9417-420

 

 

 

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