Industrial Tourism in Japan
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- Thoughts of the founder, episodes at the time of founding
I Joboji lacquer has a very high quality and is said to be "this is this lacquer." But there were times when it was unsold.
When I learned about the locals, I strongly wanted to spread Joboji lacquer.
I was involved in watches and jewelery, so I thought of lacquering the watch face.I wanted to make it, but I don't have much knowledge of lacquer, so I started by studying. I met a lot of people such as producers and Makie artists.At that time, I learned that the technique of "Makie" is disappearing.
Then, by all means, let's make a watch with the technique of authentic “Makie”! that's what I thought.
Fortunately, I explained the purpose of advertising Joboji lacquer, and despite the fact that I had no experience of authentic "lacquer work" on the dial of a watch, everyone accepted it.
- Feelings of the author, commitment, relationship with production area, etc.
“Joboji lacquer” is made in the hometown of “Joboji”.
As the best lacquer production area in Japan, it occupies 70% -80% of Japanese lacquer. This lacquer is indispensable for the restoration and restoration of national treasures and important cultural properties.Unfortunately, however, 98% of the lacquers used in Japan depend on imported goods from abroad.
In this situation, there may be no craftsman collecting Japanese lacquer.
In addition,japanese lacquer painting artists are becoming difficult to pass on advanced technology due to sluggish demand.
“JOGA” was created to convey the lacquer and lacquer production technology of“Joboji and traditional lacquer crafts to the world and future generations.
- Uniquness of the product
This is a watch made to promote Joboji lacquer using Joboji lacquer from Iwate prefecture.
An ultrafine lacquer painting (Makie) is drawn on a small watch face measuring approximately 3 cm x 3 cm.
Mt.Fuji, which is a symbol of Japan, is expressed using the technique called "Takamaki-e.""Takamaki-e" is a technique that creates a three-dimensional effect by layering lacquer over and over again.
Mt. Fuji reflected on the surface of the water expresses half of the dial boldly with "Raden".I repeated trial and error to express Mt. Fuji reflected on the water surface.It is a rare technique to draw Mt. Fuji on the back of a shell (Makie) and paste it on black lacquer. This technique is reminiscent of the back coloring of Jakuchu, an artist from the Edo period.Depending on the viewing angle, you can enjoy the subtle reflections as if they were changing depending on the intensity of sunlight.This product is a fusion of precision machinery and art. There is only one in the world.
ASTY Midorigaoka2F, 4-1-50 Midorigaoka Morioka, Iwate