Zohiko 象彦

  • Published on : 29/10/2018
  • by : G.R.
  • Rating :
    3/5

Between elegance and refinement

Located in the heart of Kyoto, the Zohiko store has been offering lacquers of exceptional quality for more than 350 years. Made of wood, lacquer, gold and accessible to all budgets, these objects are perfect memories of a stay in the former Japanese capital.

A unique style

Kyoto lacquers are particularly renowned for their finesse and refinement , due to the very fine pieces of wood used for their manufacture, the many layers of lacquer that cover them and their finish which uses maki-e as a technique for decorating lacquers. .

The maki-e decorations are made in three stages . We first draw a sketch of the desired design on a very thin paper. The drawing is then ironed with lacquer or natural pigments and then applied to the lacquer to be decorated in order to transfer it there. We can then finally proceed to the decoration of the object with gold or silver leaf .

Esquisse de décoration sur papier japonais

Decorative sketch on Japanese paper

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Takamaki-e (détail)

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Hiramaki-e (détail)
Togidashi maki-e (détail)

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Address, timetable & access

  • Address

  • Phone

    +81 (0)75-229-6625
  • Timetable

    About ten minutes on foot from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae (Tozai line) and Jingu Marutamachi (Keihan line) stations. About fifteen minutes on foot from Marutamachi station (Karasuma line).
  • Price

    The price range is quite wide with items for all budgets. Count at least 3,000 yen (25€) for a tray. Access to the gallery on the 1st floor costs 300 yen (2.35€).
  • Access

    Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on public holidays.
  • Website

    https://www.zohiko.co.jp/en/

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