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Raden Lacquerware Mirror / Grape[m0010_garan-08]

Our Selling Price: JPY18,200
[Ready-for-Delivery] Delivery Wt.: 400g

This beautifully decorated lacquered hand mirror is adorned with Grape and Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) motifs using Raden* craft.

Japanese urushi lacquerware has been used in Japan from as early as Jomon Period (145–10 BC) and over the years, various decorative techniques were developed. One of the highly refined craft is Raden which originated in Nara Period (710–794).

*Raden craft calls for a demanding craftsman to cut the linings of shells, such as from mother-of-pearl, abalone and various other shells with iridescent qualities and delicately set into or pasted to the surface to create decorative designs of birds and flowers or geometric patterns. The process often takes repetitive application of lacquer, grinding, smoothing to bring out the glow and beauty of the shells and making it one of a kind Raden lacquerware.

Our compact size hand mirrors uses Japanese urushi lacquer and Raden technique to decorate with flower and bird compositions using a mixture of techniques to give three-dimensional effects. The beauty of Raden is not only in its design but in its iridescence, it is a joy to see it from many angles to find different colors gleaming. This elegant Raden hand mirror comes with a cloth case for placing it safely into your handbags, making it an irresistible item to carry around everyday. HAND MADE IN JAPAN


Yoshinori Musashikawa

Musashikawa finds delight in searching beautiful shell for his Raden works.

General Information
Size:Approx. 75mm x 80mm x 7 mm
Weight:Approx. 35g (50g including cloth case)
Production time:Ready for delivery
Proper Care:● Keep the mirror in a supplied cloth case to avoid scratches. ● Wipe off finger prints and dusts with a soft cloth, never use hard textured cloth or paper. ● Do not apply strong impact as it will damage the Raden and the lacquered finish.
Caution:● Avoid placing on rough textured surfaces which may scratch the mirror and Raden. ● Avoid placing under a direct sun or strong lighting.
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Mirror-side with the same base color as Raden-side.
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Each mirror comes with a cloth case (color and patterns are variable)

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