A lacquer craftsman's DNA that connects parents and children
Rikio HIKIMOCHI He is one of a few master craftsmen who can do the entire process from undercoating to finish.
After a 10 year-apprenticeship, he established his own studio and started crafting works under the name of HAKURAKU.
His simple and unpretentious tea ceremony utensils had a good reputation among tea practitioners.
His incense containers are inspired by the country landscapes, and through crafting them he came up with his unique urushi ware and innovative ‘NERIKANSHITSU®.’ Kazuyori HIKIMOCHI Being a son of HIKIMOCHI Rikio and apprenticed under the master craftsman, NUNO Tatsumi, a Buddhist alter maker in Nanao, Kazuyori came back to Wajima in 2017 and is now working at WAJIMANURI STUDIO RAKU.
Young and promising, he has been working for the restoration of temples.