New Lacquer - Ko Fundame



This is a lacquer called „Fundame“. Fine gold powder „keshifun“ is applied with cotton wool on a very thin coat of transparent urushi lacquer. Then „Uwazuri“ is applied several times, rubbing in transparent lacquer to saturate the keshifun. Ko-Fundame or Old Fundame is classic matt gold ground worn through use.

„Kinsoku Mitateai“ is the term for a group of urushi lacquer that imitates the surface of metal. Tetsu-Nuri or „tsuki-nuri“ is achieved with iron powder and urushi