Tools of SAMURAI Studio vol.3
Samurai tools

This week I’m going to talk about my metal work tools. Silver clay This is my first silver material. It’s easy to make something, but little bit soft and tend to loose shape when it’s firing. Therefore I use other materials to make my products. Wax This is wax for metal casting. Now I use […]

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Get pair of SAMURAI ! $50 off each!
Pair of Samurai Mask cufflinks

New set started. Pair of SAMURAI MASK accessories Now get two SAMURAI MASK $50 off each. Choker http://luck-lynx.com/pair-of-samurai-mask-choker-a-and-un-red/ http://luck-lynx.com/pair-of-samurai-mask-choker-a-and-un-black/ Pin http://luck-lynx.com/pair-of-samurai-mask-pins-a-and-un-red/ Cufflinks http://luck-lynx.com/pair-of-samurai-mask-cufflinks-a-and-un-red/ If you were interested in other combination, please feel free to ask me.

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Tools of SAMURAI Studio vol.2
Samurai studio tools

I continue talking about my tools. These are urushi brushes. This brush are specialize for urushi. It made from human hair. Human hair is the best material for urushi. Bit creepy… These are Makie brushes. If you don’t know what Makie is, plese watch this page. —  Maki-e Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maki-e — Most high grade brush […]

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Tools of SAMURAI Studio vol.1
Samurai studio tools

I’m going to talk about  my tools today. My root is urushi(lacquer) artisan, so I introduce tools for lacquer technique first. This is urushi(lacquer). Urushi is one of natural lacquer which are collected from the Urushi tree. It is a very rare natural paint which can take only a glass full from one tree. But […]

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SAMURAI STUDIO is near Mt. FUJI

Lacquersmith Lynx is located at Yamanashi prefecture. Yamanasih is famous for Mt. Fuji and wine. And my town is known longest hours of sunlight. In summer, many people come to see field of sunflowers. I really enjoy staying here. My studio is a super tiny room. Urushi works need clean room, so tiny room is […]

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Samurai Cat
Samurai cat

I introduce our shop manager SAKURA. SAKURA means cherry blossom in English. Ordinary, SAKURA is female name, but our SAKURA is male. In traditional arts and craft, cats were treated as monsters. People thought cats were evil that period. If cats will live over decade, their tail will divide and have special power. It was […]

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The Way of Samurai artisan

I decided to be artisan just 5 years ago. My world has been broken from the day when my mother died. I thought life is short, I have to do something meaning in my life. So, I started looking what I want to do. My mentor said, “If you have something which you forget eating […]

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NEW SAMURAI is ring
Samurai armor ring red

Here comes new work SAMURAI RING “DO” It refer to “DO” which mean breastplate of  samurai armor. It include armor part and silk lace. There is a symbol mark that is used by MAKIE technique at the center of  ring. There are two kinds of symbols so far. But I can draw other symbols or […]

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SAMURAI DESIGN

Let me explain why my works are based on samurai. In world image of Japan, it’s SAMURAI, NINJA , GEISHA and FUJIYAMA! Everyone can recognize these are from Japan when they saw it.   I was looking for what is the best design is used by Urushi, because I have studied Urushi (lacquer) technique. Then […]

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Samurai Artisan
Sakura Shop manager of Lynx

Called SAMURAI ARTISAN that’s my goal. Hello, my name is Takahiro Sumida. I am craftsman and designer and sales person of Lacquersmith Lynx. Japan is beautiful. Our ancestors have been made a lot of beautiful stuff. I want to be part of it. So I started this business. I make accessories which are inspired by […]

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