I n u i S h ikki
Japanese Lacquer ware - Tradition and Innovation
Board Member of
Kyoto Lacquer Craft Union
Member of the Chamber of Commerce of Kyoto
Repairs & Restorations
In spite of the
chronic industry-wide shortage of lacquer craftsmen, we
have been able to secure highly skilled lacquer
artisans to service our custom works, repair and restoration jobs.
repair involves at least 15 or dozens of processes. Therefore, the entire repair or restoration can take more
than several months, depending of the degree of the damages or the climate under
which the repair work is done.
Oftentimes, cracks spread
surface (Figure 1.) Therefore, visual assessment of the damage is very difficult. When the area of chipped
or cracked lacquer coating is removed, the extended area may get loose. In that case,
the process of removing extends unexpectedly
into a large area (Figure 2.) The actual extension of the damage is quite unpredictable.
courtesy, we will evaluate the possibility of the repairs/restorations by
photos. However, it must be understood that the evaluation by photos
is very limited. More likely, the actual damages cannot be seen until the
work starts. We can accept the work only after we receive the item for
making the final evaluation.
Also, it must
be understood that the newly touched-up lacquer will not be an exact match
to the rest of the original surface. The glossiness of the lacquer coating fades over
years so that the newly coated area may stand out.
not responsible for any damages during the shipment. The shipment insurance
is your responsibility.
liability for the restoration will not exceed more than the amount of the prepaid
Traditionally, all Japanese ceremonial goods are decorated with Kamon,
If you don't have your family crest, choose or design a Kamon that you like or create your own.
Our craftsmen are able to draw any design you create onto any surface.
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