Vigorous and lively pine trees are portrayed over the high quality grass paper in this signature folding screen of HAKUICHI.
The dynamic background is created by blowing the fine particles of gold leaves from the bottom, using the technique called Tsutsufuri. Rougher particles are used at the bottom and the particles become finer and finer toward the top, reminiscent of morning mist floating at the foot of pine trees or waves. As with many ink-brush paintings, this artwork leaves white, or golden, space in the background in a deliberate effort to intrigue the viewers’ imagination.
In contrast, the pine tree emits a strong shine that gives them a three-dimensional feel. Special material has been used to create texture on the omotebaku paper for the depiction of the tree's texture, tree trunk, and the blooming blossoms. As only one shade of metal leaf is used, different textures are used to create the images. A brush has been used to carefully paste the metal leaves that form the weeping cherry blossom.
The pine is a symbol of immortality and prosperity, as it is green throughout winter. Therefore, this folding screen can be displayed throughout the year.
- Best to avoid direct sunlight for display/storage, or colors may fade or change.
- Use the enclosed gloves when you display the product.
- Display/storage in conditions of high ambient temperature/humidity and that of extremely low ambient humidity may damage the product.
- Do not touch the product with wet hands.
- The base structure is made of paper. Handle carefully to avoid breakage.
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Hakuichi was born in Kanazawa where many traditional crafts remain in Japan.
We plan, manufacture, sell crafts, cosmetics, edible gold leaf etc with gold foil as the axis. Recently, it is Japan's only gold leaf comprehensive manufacturer that is developing new style in a wide range of fields such as architecture and interior, recognized as expressive power like Japan and high technology.