KAWARI-NURI

Kawari-nuri means free patterns are painted in different ways other than authentic methods of Maki-e, also called Saya-nuri (Nuri on scabbard) for Samurai to show off as it were a tie for their suits. Since it is a free pattern, anyone could paint under his own ideas and make it different.


Nashiji-nuri

The Nuri looks like speckled skin of pears. After its interim Urushi in designated color painted, gold or silver mixed with gold powder are sprinkled on it and finished with very high quality translucent Urushi to cover the surface and burnish it. The powders can be sprinkled by different degrees from very thick to very thin with more than 20 different sizes to easily make different designs or patterns.

NA21RD, Nashiji in red on Genkai

NA21RD

NA7BL, Nashiji in blue on Bamboo

NA7BL

NA12BL, Nashiji in blue on 12 Kaku, Dodecagon

NA12BL


NA2EFC/BL, Nashiji in blue on Flat Top Mikado with clip

NA2EFC/BL

NA25BK, Nashiji in black on Sho-Genkai without clip

NA25BK

NA10EC/GR, Nashiji in green with clip on Densho

NA10EC/GR

NA5RD, Nashiji in red with Nashiji clip

NA5RD

NA5BK, Nashiji in black with clip on Takumi

NA5BK
   


Ishhimeji-nuri

While the surface of Nashiji-nuri is very smooth, Ishimeji (rock surface) is rough like a rock. The coarser colored Urushi powders were sprinkled and then followed by smaller powders were sprinkled to make the surface uneven and rough. When the surface was polished, while keep the surface uneven become Ishimeji.

ISH2EC/RD

ISH2EC/RD

ISH2EC/BL

ISH2EC/BL

ISH2EC/G

ISH2EC/G

ISH2EC/WN

ISH2EC/WN

ISH5WN

ISH5WN

ISH8BL

ISH8BL

ISH88C/G

ISH88C/G
   
Nashiji-nuri
Ishimeji-nuri
Pens
MSRP In U.S.
NA21
ISH21
on Genkai Pen
$2,400.00
NA2E
ISH2E
on Mikado Pen $2,400.00
NA5
ISH5
on Takumi Pen $1,900.00
NA10 ISH10 on Densho Pen $2,000.00
NA88 ISH88 on Octagonal (Hakkaku) Pen $1,900.00
NA88S ISH88S on Short 88 $1,900.00
NA25 ISH25 on Short Genkai $2,100.00
NA7 ISH7 on Bamboo Shape $2,400.00
NA12 ISH12 on Dedocagonal (12Kaku) $2,400.00