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With the help of nature, Wancher is proud to present to you

Kiei nuri – Season Reflection technique. 

The Kiei nuri technique is considering a new Urushi lacquer art technique, originally invented and developed by our artisans at Wancher, which has taken us three years to be able to complete.

The concept of Kiei 季映

Inspired by the beauty of nature in Japan through four seasons, our artists depict the scenes of nature with the combination of Japanese natural leaves, flowers, and natural Urushi (Shizen Urushi 自然漆). Hence the name of the technique 季映塗り、with 季 (“ki”) means seasons, 映 (“ei”) means reflection, and 塗り (“nuri”) means lacquering.

The concept of Kiei nuri Urushi technique is enclosed with the message towards the beauty of nature and the brightness of life. While seasons change, the leaves change from pale color to green, then reddish-brown of autumn leaves and falling leaves. Looking at this transition, we feel the breath of our life with strength and freshness. Each tree grows and blooms at its peak, as we need to live our life to the fullest.

With Kiei nuri technique, after the lifetime of each tree ends, its strength will not disappear but will continue to live in the art and deliver a meaningful message to the receiver of the art.  

Inspired by the beauty of nature in Japan through four seasons, our artists depict the scenes of nature with the combination of Japanese natural leaves, flowers, and natural Urushi (Shizen Urushi 自然漆). Hence the name of the technique 季映塗り、with 季 (“ki”) means seasons, 映 (“ei”) means reflection, and 塗り (“nuri”) means lacquering.

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The concept of Kiei-nuri Urushi technique is enclosed with the message towards the beauty of nature and the brightness of life. Each tree grows and blooms at its peak, as we need to live our life to the fullest.

With Kiei nuri technique, after the lifetime of each tree ends, its strength will not disappear but will continue to live in the art and deliver a meaningful message to the receiver of the art.  

季映塗り Kiei nuri Technique

The whole process is done by hand. Each pen and each piece of leaf is carefully selected and treated one by one by our artisans, only the qualified ones will be chosen for the Kiei nuri.

 Note: Due to the unexpected changes of the nature, the designs of the Kiei Nuri Series may change every season and every year. You may not see the same designs in the next season or even in the same season next year.

「冬の葉」季映 -
winter leaf Kiei

"An unusual Leaf Art on Dream Pen"

「冬の葉」季映 -
winter leaf Kiei

"An unusual Leaf Art on Dream Pen"

We look at various trees while seasons change. The leaves change from pale color to green, then reddish-brown of autumn leaves and falling leaves. Looking at the transition of each leaf during four seasons, we feel the breath of our life with strength and power. Each leaf blooms and grows on the tree, as we need to live our life to the fullest.

With Kieinuri technique, a combination of natural urushi, matt urushi, gold power, and natural leaves are used to illustrate the festive atmosphere delivered by the dazzling Yozakura event.

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季映塗り Kiei Urushi collections

Kiei Urushi