Hand Mirror

A hand mirror adorned with an “eight-wisteria” motif and gold tassles. Whereas most Aizu lacquerware products tend to be practical everyday items, all the items in the Bitowa collection, including even something as practical as a mirror, are so exquisite that many people will prefer to use them decoratively. The Bitowa collection was created by a team in Aizu Wakamatsu whose aim was to combine contemporary design aesthetics with the best Aizu lacquermaking traditions. Aizu is one of the few craft centres in Japan where specific tasks (woodworking, lacquering, etc.) are divided among highly specalised artisans. This makes the best use of each person's skill. The “eight-wisteria” (*yatsufuji*) motif requires extremely fine *maki-e* (gold-sprinkled lacquer picture) skills.

Specifications for Hand Mirror

  • Craft Type
    Lacquerware
    Material
    Fibreboard, urethane coating
    Dimensions
    W140×D90×H12mm
    Shipping Dimensions
    W105×D150×H30mm
    Shipping Weight
    200g

Made by Bitowa

Bitowa is a creative forum for the production of contemporary lacquerware from Aizu Wakamatsu, one of the top lacquerware centres in Japan.