New project

I’m making other stuff which I’d like to introduce today. These are not jewelry, but lacquerware. I make these lacquerware using “KAN-SHITU” method.

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Koi starts swimming

    Let me introduce my new product today. This is totally new category. Have you ever heard the Japanese word “Koi”?

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現代の伝統工芸

  今回は母国語のみお送りいたします。   伝統工芸の末端に席を置いているつもりの者として常に考えているのは、 この2016年に伝統工芸をやる意味は何か?ということです。

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Special offer

  I’m going to offer two special samurai ring today. These rings were made for IMANAKA museum.   030 SAMURAI RING “KABUTO” red IMANAKA ver.     031 SAMURAI RING “KABUTO” black IMANAKA ver. I did Maki-e as a crest, red one is sun and black one is moon. I haven’t sold these kinds finished […]

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Now making

    I’m tired to keep making samurai jewelry recently. I wanna do something new. Therefore I’m making other line. I just finished wax modeling, so I can’t tell you what I’m making right now. But I’m gonna sell it, because I really love it. Please be patient. Good things take time.       […]

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Weekly report 13-20/Apr/2016

In this week, the tragedy hit Kumamoto Japan. There are a lot of earthquake in Japan, but usually occurs one big earthquake at a time. In this time, many huge earthquake hit same area in a short time. I’ve never seen like this. I can’t do anything when nature work havoc with human. I only […]

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Urushi is safe!!!

  What do you think when you heard about urushi? Some of you might think it cause rash. Yes, urushi cause rash. But don’t worry!! You won’t rash if you wear our products. First of all, I have to explain why urushi causes rash. A chemical is called “Urushiol” is trigger for the itchy and […]

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Urushi is eco-friendly

    I’m talking about urushi today. If you read this blog from the beginning, I’ve been taking about urushi several times. I’d like you to know more about what urushi is. So I keep talking about urushi in this blog. Urushi is 100% natural ingredient which is collected urushi tree like a gum from […]

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Please follow my Instagram

  Finally, I make a instagram account. There is nothing new if you are a heavy reader of this blog. If you are OK, please tell your friends about my works. Thank you. 遅ればせながら山猫堂のインスタグラムをはじめました。 もし宜しければご友人に広めていただけると助かります。 ここと同じくゆっくりとではありますが 更新していきたいと思いますのでよろしくお願いいたします。 山猫堂  

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Event report

Hello!! I went opening party last week. It was great! I met many people and had great conversations. Also, I’ve never been such DJ style party before, but it was fun. Some people seemed attracted interested in my rings. I wish they’ll tweet or instagram about it. (I had gold leafed on the stone edge) […]

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