Toshihiro Shimazaki

Box of Hollowed Out Zelkova Wood Finished in Wiped Lacquer

  • Wood and Bamboo
  • H 14.5 x W 34.0 x D 27.3 cm
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Category Wood and Bamboo
Dimensions H 14.5 x W 34.0 x D 27.3 cm

  • Wiped lacquer finish

    Wiped lacquer (fuki urushi) is a wood-finishing technique consisting of a thin coat of lacquer. The lacquer is applied with a spatula or brush, rubbed in with a cotton cloth, and then wiped away using washi paper or clean fabric. Repeating the process numerous times produces a finish that brings out the wood’s grain and texture.

Toshihiro Shimazaki

photo Toshihiro Shimazaki

For the majority of my woodwork pieces I use mulberry wood from Mikura Island, which is very typical of Edo sashimono (joinery). In keeping with the original Edo sashimono techniques, and the old saying, I use the right mortise for the right section, and my basic idea is that by carefully selecting a variety of precious woods I create craft pieces giving a relaxed feeling and bringing comfort to people’s daily lives.