What is the Authentic Japan Shunme: Original Series?
We produce authentic Japanese shikki. All of the articles from Authentic Japan Shunme: Original Series are made through traditional production process with totally natural materials such as urushi, wooden base, diatomaceous earth powder and rice powder. Nunokise is applied to specific items to increase the durability of them. Nowadays, it is getting rare to find this kind of shikki even in Japan. Many Japanese traditional crafts have adopted those kinds of chemical paint such as synthetic resin coating or urethane coating instead of urushi as well as using the kinds of synthetic resin such as ABS plastic or the one filled with wood flour instead of genuine wood as a base of shikki. Authentic Japan Shunme: Original Series provides authentic shikki. Graceful makie is embellished on each piece, which enhances its nobility. However, the body itself is already so beautiful that you can appreciate any piece of our original series with or without makie on it. The choice is yours. Another rare aspect of Authentic Japan Shunme is that we do not highlight the production area while putting importance on the authentic traditional manufacturing method. Almost all the traditional crafts in Japan bring their producing areas to forefront. That would be important for protection and enhancement of Japanese traditional crafts in various kinds. We, however, would like to emphasize the quality and aesthetics for each article in addition to the production process. For further information on the production place of our items, please contact us. We believe aesthetics of things you use as well as their quality is the crucial element for you to enjoy everyday life, so, knowing such aesthetics for shikki requires careful manufacturing with natural materials, we focus on the materials to be used and the production process to be got through, not to mention the artisans to be selected as skilled to work on them. When you see and touch them, you could feel the beauty emitted from within. Part of the culture, history, and spirit of Japan is revealed by each piece both instantly and over the years. For details, please go to PRODUCT page. We also provide 旬馬ゆきの/ SHUNMEYUKINO Translation and Interpretation Services. Please feel free to contact us for further information.