Necktie pin Round geometry Blue lacquer Higo-Zogan Damascene Traditional crafts made in japan

型番 N-14新
販売価格 13,200円(税1,200円)


[with the Higo inlay ...]
A folkcraft (chosen as living national treasure) of Kumamoto lasting 400 years from the Edo era.
I arranged the thing which gold ware was given saliva or the long pipe of the sword, and was used habitually as dandyism of Edo in present age-like.
A pendant, a broach, earrings, pierced earrings, a strap, a tiepin, a tie tack, an obi buckle, I have a lot of pure gold work such as a hand mirror, a fountain pen, loop tie, a buckle, the mobile strap, compact, ball-point pen, paper knife, standish, brim, saliva, the pure gold picture.
It is most suitable for the gift-giving such as a present, promotion, promotion, retirement, promotion, receiving a prize, new construction, commendation, the souvenir on Respect for the Aged Day in Father's Day in long-lived celebration, wedding ceremony, coming-of-age ceremony, entrance ceremony, resignation celebration, entrance to school celebration, Mother's Day of sixtieth birthday, seventy years of age, Age of Joy, umbrella Kotobuki, eighty-eighth birthday, Kotobuki, white Kotobuki, 100 Kotobuki, tea Kotobuki where I am a graduate.

Higo-Zogan, a form of Damascene, a metal inlaid manufacturing process, is a traditional Japanese Handcraft with a 400 year history and is exclusive to the Kumamoto region. Originally developed from the collaboration between Gunsmiths and Goldsmith, Higo-Zogan became an art form unto itself. These revered Craftsmen originally developed ornaments for battlefield weapons such as protective handles for swords. For the Higo-Zogan, the Edo-period (1600-1867) marked a golden-age.
As the political climate in Japan changed, so did the products produced by the Higo- Zogan craftsmen. The end of the Edo-period and the introduction of the Meiji Restoration (1868-1912) brought about considerable change for all Japanese. The ninth year of the Meiji Restoration saw the introduction of laws forbidding the ownership of weapons; thus dealing a blow to the Higo-Zogan industry. Instead of halting their manufacturing way- of-life, the Higo-Zogan refocused their energy and skills to produce fine personal ornamentation. This includes tiepins, cuff links, cigarette cases, ear-rings...

[Working process]
1. Inlaying
Inlay gold and silver in a meshed iron base with a deer horn and a hammer for pattering.
2. Engraving
Engrave further detailed pattern on the gold and silver with a graver.
3. Rusting
Rusted by chemicals.
4. Polishing
Polish up silver and gold pattern only.
5. Finishing
Carve it to shade for finishing.