|Most customers are pleasantly surprised by the numerous variations of the artistic Hikite at our showroom. The shapes of standard round, oval, square rectangular, Mokkou(flower with an oval center and four petals) and Rikyu(diamond) shapes are staples of the store. However, there are also unique shapes such as the crescent moon and pine leaf shape.|
|We would like to explain about color of Fusuma-Hikite below.|
Shakudo : Black coloring : Kusube(smoked)
Smoke well-polished ground metal of copper or bass with leaves of cedar o cypress or the sawdust of pine. Perform this process many times to stick the soot and the resin on the metal. Finish them with oil, Ligustrum wax or transparent Japanese lacquer.
Urumi : Dark brown coloring : lacquer
Lacquer ground metal of copper or bass with Japanese lacquer, the soot of cedar and the Indian-red rouge paint in many times. Then, put the ground metal for long time with small fire.
Goroza : reddish brown coloring : lacquer
Lacquer ground metal of copper or bass with Japanese lacquer and the Indian-red rouge paint in many times. And put the ground metal for long time with small fire.
Suaka : Orange coloring : boiling
Boil ground metal of copper or bass in a pan with the rust of copper and the copper sulfate. To finish, use the Ligustrum wax, the transparent Japanese lacquer or varnish.
Sentoku : Mustard coloring : boiling
Boil ground metal of bass in a pan with rust of copper and copper sulfate. To finish, use the transparent lacquer or varnish.
In the catalogue of "Kiyose", we introduce lacquered wooden Hikite. And we also present many representive shapes and colorings of Hikite.