Natsuko Minegishi

Tsuishitsu Moon Night Cufflinks - Natsuko Minegishi

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  • Regular price $480.00

Every piece is made by hand with a traditional technique called  ” tsuishitsu”.
Painting lacquer over and over for 200-300 layers. Wearing tradition with elegance
being the concept, introducing jewelry that enables you to feel the glamour of lacquer.]

In tsuishitsu, an artist would carefully brush layers of lacquer to create a sheet of pure lacquer. This sheet is then carved, scraped, and polished multiple times to expose the beautiful layers of colored lacquer.

Because lacquer takes a very long time to dry, only one layer can be brushed onto the lacquer
base each day. It needs 100 coatings to achieve a thickness of just 3 millimeters. An artist must build the lacquer coating a little bit at a time each day, so it takes about a year to prepare one sheet of layered lacquer with carvable thickness.

  • Size: Approximately 0.6" x 0.6" inch.
  • Material: Brass / tsuishitsu
  • Color: Black
  • Model: uru004.