photo Embossing


The uchidashi or embossing technique requires a wide range of implements in order to beat a sheet of metal from both the front and the back many times. Some pieces are highly pronounced three-dimensional forms, while others are shallow reliefs like those seen on brooches and kimono sash ornaments.


  1. 1.An outline of the desired shape is transferred to a sheet of metal.
  2. 2.The metal is heated and a burin is used to draw the shape.
  3. 3.The finished shape is cut out of the sheet of metal.
  4. 4.The surface is polished down, patterns and colors are added, and the piece is complete.
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