Its distinctive wooden lampshade is hollowed out of a piece of wood by artisans in Yamanakaonsen Japan where world-class woodturning artisanship has lived for over 400 years. It’s partially less than 1 mm thick and lets the light glow through to bring out the unique grain of each light.
Highly Skilled Wood Drying Technique
Cross-sectional slices of wood
In Yamanakaonsen artisans lathe cross-sectionally sliced wood simply because it’s traditionally know to be more resistant to deforming and cracking.
Usubiki, world-class wood-turning technique
The sensuji wood carving, hand-carved ornamental strips over the surface of maru natural brings out simple warmth of wood and unique beauty of grain. The technique is called kashokubiki, ornamental hand-carving. There are a couple of dozen kashokubiki known in Yamanakaonsen including sensuji.
Artisanship in harmony with nature
Trees of nature continues to live as unique and peaceful light in our lives.