Marquetry box (Hakone Yosegi Zaiku)

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It took almost 4 years for the craftsman to make this marquetry box for me. The box is large enough to store A4 papers in it and he said that it had been particularly difficult to make such a large box because the marquetry sheet had to be evenly and beautifully made. He normally makes smaller objects, so he can get away with little scratch marks etc by placing the damaged area at a corner or where it can be cut off.

The pattern must be already familiar to you, I suppose. It is 麻の葉模様 or linen leaf design, which we believe it keeps away bad spirits from those people who possess it.

It is not cheap, but I would say it is relatively reasonable considering how difficult it is to make this sized box with marquetry.

 

職人さんにお願いをしてから4年が過ぎましたでしょうか、やっと出来上がった寄木細工のこの箱。A4サイズの用紙が入る大きな箱は特に作るのが大変だとか。大きな面になると傷があったりすると大変目立ち、更にこの柄はごまかしがきかないので綺麗な寄木のシートが作れた時にしか製作ができないんだそうです。

既にお馴染みのこの麻の葉模様。魔除けとして知られていますね。

価格は決して安くはありません。でもどれだけこの一つの箱を作ることが大変であるかということを考えたら決して高くはないと思います。

美しすぎて思わずなでなでしたくなる寄木の箱。

http://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/maaoyama/122-13.html

http://www.aoyamamarket.com/ma/living-other/documentbox.html

Should you have any queries or if you are interested in purchasing any of them, please feel free to contact us. We can also ship them overseas by EMS after confirming your payment by Paypal.

Alternatively if you happen to be in Tokyo, you can visit us in Aoyama

How to visit us in Tokyo?

The shop is only 1min walk from Gaienmae station exit 1b on Ginza line Tokyo Metro.

If you are a visitor to Japan, please bring your passport, so you can claim for tax free!

http://www.mabysoshite.com/access/acces

MA by So Shi Te

2-22-15 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku,

Tokyo Japan 107–0062

Tel: 03-3401-0922

 

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