Section

Hand-crafted by artist:  朝比奈 礼 (Asahina Aya)

The concept of 季映 Kiei& the  季映塗り KIEINURI TECHNIQUE

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). 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. 

The process of making Kiei Urushi fountain pen requires extremely high skills as well as time and effort.
First, only selected flower petals are dried, treated, and dyed with gold powder, while multiple Urushi lacquers are applied on the pen body. After the pen lacquer is dried, the petals are applied to the pen with transparent Urushi and finished off with other multiple layers of Matt Urushi by Nurippannashi technique.

Explore more details behind the Kiei Urushi concept and technique.

The concept of 季映 Kiei & the  季映塗り KIEINURI TECHNIQUE

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). 

parallax

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.

The process of making Kiei Urushi fountain pen requires extremely high skills as well as time and effort.
First, only selected flower petals are dried, treated, and dyed with gold powder, while multiple Urushi lacquers are applied on the pen body. After the pen lacquer is dried, the petals are applied to the pen with transparent Urushi and finished off with other multiple layers of Matt Urushi by Nurippannashi technique.

Explore more details behind the Kiei Urushi concept and technique.

「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.

Kiei Urushi - Winter Leaf