image Glass dish with kirikane decoration. “Early spring”

Glass dish with kirikane decoration. “Early spring”

Akane Yamamoto

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    Other crafts
  • Size
    D29.3 H4.3

Techniques

Decorative metal cutting

This technique was originally used to create beautiful decorations for Buddhist statuary and so forth, but today it is used to create artworks such as decorative boxes. Decorative metal cutting begins with heating gold leaf as thin as paper in a charcoal fire and layering it to create thickness. The layered gold leaf is cut with a blade into fine patterns such as lines, squares and triangles. Then a brush is used to apply further gold leaf to the pattern, and the work is complete.

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image Akane Yamamoto

Akane Yamamoto

  • Other crafts
  • / Full member, Japan Kogei Association

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