Displayed at the Artisan’s Atelier (the annex)
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Kiji(wood base) forming of marumono items

From a log to a bowl – the technique of forming the shape

Traditional technique of kiji(wood base) forming of marumono items

Kiji(wood base) forming In Echizen lacquerware production region, the kiji(wood base) bases are formed with wood blocks of chestnut, Japanese cherry birch and Japanese zelkova dividing the wood blocks by using the “tategi-dori” method. In the kiji(wood base) forming of marumono items, while a wood block is spun on the rokuro wheel, it is shaved with the kan-na peeler which is made originally by the artisan to adjust the shape.