Golf leaf and design: gilded lacquered plates by the by the traditional lacquer craftsmen of wajima, October 2015

gold. gold leaf. plate. gilded. wajima. lacquered. lacquer.

‘Chinkin sketchbook,’ is a collaboration between yoshinori shibayama and gero grundmann 
who created lacquered plates into which  designs and words were inscribed using japanese chinkin chisels and other printmaking and engraving tools. The multi-layered narrative that results was then set in gold leaf by the traditional lacquer craftsmen of wajima.