photo Kurimono


A piece of wood can be hollowed out with a carving blade or chisel. This technique gives you the freedom to create complex curved lines, surfaces, and round forms.


How to do kurimono woodwork

  1. (1) Create a design and trace it on to the wood
  2. (2) Cut away the wood along the lines
  3. (3) Use a chisel to hollow out the surface and create depth
  4. (4) Coat it with lacquer, and it's finished!
  • "What Are Traditional Crafts? -A Guidebook to Seeing, Learning, and Enjoying-" Edited by the Japan Kogei Association Eastern Branch. Published by Unsodo / List of works English translation: Kazuko Todate (Art critic / Art historian)


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