Kashoku – Chinkin(carving) Process
Various types of chisels and knives are used according to carving dots, carving lines and carving out planes on the lacquer surface. Color pigments and colored metal powders are applied to the carved parts to bring out the design three dimensionally.
The chisels used for chinkin(carving) include various sizes, from thin ones to thick ones, and they are used according to what is to be carved, dots or lines.
colorful chinkin(carving) design using color pigments
design of a crane expressed using thin films of gold