-Traditional = Sophisticated over centuries-
A lady in charge of carving for Shinko Kougei has been training several years to gain this
She joined one of the lacquer ware school (there is only two in Japan) to study and overtake the important role of inheriting this traditional lacquer culture and bringing it to next generations.
She told us, “Kinma’s detailed design pattern may be considered traditional, but traditional means that it has been brushed up and has become sophisticated in time.
That is why the design is still outstanding even in our current lifestyle”. Indeed, those detailed patterns never bore us and even gives us a friendly feeling. This gives you a deeper attachment for the craft.