Some to Nui Kida

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    Some to Nui Kida

    Broaches created using techniques of traditional Kyoto stitching and the designs created by the Living National Treasure, Sayoko Eri

    Kirikane is a craft technique which creates designs by cutting up and sticking together the layers of small pieces of gold and platinum leaf into strips, circles and triangles.  Sayoko Eri was born into a stitching craft family and married into a sculptor craft family who makes Buddhist statues while developing her skill of Kirikane in the solemn decoration of Buddhist statues.  She later became a Living National Treasure for her Kirikane technique though she unfortunately passed away while in France in 2007.  However, her works continue inspiring us with their astonishingly delicate beauty and will keep enchanting people.  Eri’s original family, Kida, has created broaches taking the designs from her works and using the technique of traditional Kyoto style stitching.  Craft masters of contemporary Kyoto come together to undertake the glaze as well as the stitching of the broaches.  The base coated with Japanese lacquer and catches doctored with cherry wood are true works of craftsmanship.  These broaches are absolute gems and are being used even by a Japanese Royal Family.  Enjoy the beauty of masterpieces in your own style such as scarf clip or as an interior decoration.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,August issue,2010


    Name Some to Nui Kida
    Address Takakura-dori Oike-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-221-2282
    Hours 9:00-18:00
    Closed 2nd, 4th Sat., Sun. & national holidays
    Recommended Custom orders designed by Sayoko Eri are accepted.