Wood hollowing

photo Wood hollowing


For kurimono or wood hollowing, a piece of wood can be carved from the block with a carving blade or chisel. This technique can be used to create complex curved lines and round forms.


  1. 1.A design is created and traced onto the wood.
  2. 2.The wood is cut away along the lines of the design.
  3. 3.A chisel is used to hollow out the surface and create depth.
  4. 4.The piece is coated with lacquer and completed.
  • "What Are Traditional Crafts? -A Guidebook to Seeing, Learning, and Enjoying-" Edited by the Japan Kogei Association Eastern Branch. Published by Unsodo Reference artworks