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Production Process


EDO-SASHIMONO is made by hand, and a craftsman has the responsibility for all the making process until completion.

Process

Dry  Drying-out naturally for more than 6 months


Sashimono is made from mulberry, cedar, Japanese zelkova, tamo, or amur cork. Wooden materials need to dry for at least 6 months to 20 years long naturally.





Measurement & Cutting  Measurement and mark on board, then cutting


Measurement & Cutting

Measurement & Cutting

Plane off  To make a wood smoother and flatter.


Plane off

Kumite, Koana, Hozo Work  Making of each product


Kumite, Koana, Hozo Work

Building  Put together all the parts with glue and wooden pegs.


Building

Finishing  Plane off the surface


Finishing

Polish  Polish the products with equisetum, althea, and sandpaper.


Polish

Lacquering  Repeating the process of coating and wiping for more than 10 times
                            until the wood gets shiny.


Lacquering Lacquering
Hukiurushi   Variety of lacquering method: Roiro-nuri, Nuri-tate, Mehajiki-nuri etc 
Lacquering   chamfer, gold or silver lacquering, mother-of-pearl work, sculpture etc

Attachment of Metal parts    Attach a hinge and handle


Attachment of Metal parts