First urushi-ware was used
The “Akatsuki” series takes its inspiration from Japan’s everlasting fascination with the moon.
It expresses the moon in a pure silver foil using the “byakudan-nuri” technique, which changes colour with the flow of time from an early reddish glow to the bright silver at midnight.
The “byakudan-nuri” technique uses many layers of Japanese natural lacquer “urushi” to completely seal the metal foils inside.
Over the course of time, the reddish urushi becomes more translucent, gradually phasing in the metal shine of the underlying foil.
This traditional technique was once thought to be almost lost, but has recently regained attention again for its unique feature.
Size: φ250 × H5 (mm)
Material: MDF wood board / Japanese natural lacquer “urushi” / Silver foil