A plate with a special glass coating on Nishijin-ori certified by the Nishijin Textile Industry Association. It is a blue-based plate of cherry blossoms that represents Japan.
The gold and silver threads woven into Nishijin-ori shine brilliantly when exposed to sunlight or lighting, and show various expressions depending on the scene in which they are used.
It is recommended not only as a dining table but also as an accessory case for accessories and other valuables.
|Country of origin||Kyoto, Japan|
|Electronic Equipment||Microwave oven : X Dishwashing machine : X Direct fire : X IH : X Oven : X,|
|Delivery Time||1-2 weeks (if out of stock + 1-2 weeks)|
Nishijin Textiles's new possibilities
- Nishijin Textiles
- Mamoru Sakai Takahiro Sakai
Mr.Makoto Sakai, Nishijin Textiles craftworker, founded in 1988 and has produced Nishijin Textiles fabric mainly in kimono belt.
Nishijin Textiles has been crowned with artisans from the Nishijin area in Kyoto since 1467, and has been in production since the birth of Nishijin Textiles 550 years.
However, the origin of the technology dates back to the Kofun period, and based on that, it is the basis of technology that has been inherited for over a thousand years.
Nishijin Textiles is a technique of weaving weaving various patterns using previously dyed yarn.
The combination of the technology, the heaviness of the pattern "weave", fine grain is putting its name as the leading weaving technology in Japan.
However, in modern Japan, the culture of wearing kimonos and kimonos is limited to special scenes, and the demand of Nishijin Textiles is decreasing with such a change in the times.
Under such circumstances, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of our foundation in 2018, but "we can not let Nishijin Textiles technology decline" "I want to make Nishijin Textiles technology touches in various situations" Mr.
Takahiro Sakai (2nd generation) with a strong feeling of not only bands, but also challenging product development rooted in the living environment.
It is my second wishes that Mr.
Takahiro Sakai wishes to develop technology based on the belt to not only kimono but also various products and usage scenes, "I want to contribute to Nishijin Textiles's technology inheritance and progress".
New form of Nishijin Textiles that blends into lifestyle
The gold and silver thread that is woven into Nishijin Textiles changes the expression very beautifully depending on the condition of sunlight and the degree of lighting hit.
The pattern that the craftsman chose the color shade and the sum is a design that also matches the contemporary Japanese lifestyle.
And the newly developed "ORI - ZARA" is a dish which Nishijin Textiles applied a special coated coating with glass.
To Nishijin Textiles, the clear texture of the glass is added, and discoloration of the fabric due to UV cutting is also prevented.
Glass has a splash prevention function at breakage, so you can use it with confidence.
There are 3 types of line-ups according to the scene, with a 10 cm bean dish on which a small cake can be placed, a 15 cm middle dish easy to use, a 20 cm large dish with impact, and so on.
Please use as a daily basis, as an interior decorate it, as a present for loved ones.
Please enjoy Nishijin Textiles in various scenes.
Nishijin Textiles changes daily life to a special moment
Scenes of hospitality to those who are important, scenes of teamwork surrounding the table in the family, changing a little everyday to "special time".
That will lead to your life, the mind will change abundantly.
In daily life, we want to add coloring to everyone's life by touching Nishijin Textiles, we continue to develop products with such feelings.
Please experience the charm of Nishijin Textiles shining brightly by the sunlight.
How Japanese Products Can Be Such High Quality
The Reason Japan Can Produce So Many High-Quality Products
To put it simply, it’s because they found a way to produce exceptional products with high efficiency, resulting in surprisingly low prices.
The Japanese Drive for Perfection
The Japanese always seek perfection in both the production process and the products themselves.
As such, the Japanese production process aims to eliminate waste and inefficiencies while guaranteeing quality by having craftspeople inspect their own products and constantly strive to make improvements.
Ingenuity Stemming from the Spirit of “Omotenashi” and “Kikubari”
The Japanese excel at creating and improving things because of their devotion to the ideas of hospitality and attentiveness, known as “omotenashi” and “kikubari” respectively. These ideas push them to uncover, predict, and fulfill their customers’ every need.
This earnestness, as well as how they spare no effort when it comes to offering their customers the very best, is reflected in the products Japan produces.
Trustworthy Suppliers That Deliver On All Fronts
One product is often the result of various organizations joining forces and combining their skills and capabilities.
Japanese suppliers are known for their dedication to delivering high-quality materials, parts, and products on schedule, and it’s thanks to their efforts that Japan can produce such high-quality goods.
The Japanese Are the World’s Most Discerning and Demanding Customers
Many Japanese people have traveled and experienced shopping around the world. This has given them a much more discerning eye for judging the quality of products.
The standards of Japanese people are very high. They are finely tuned not just to the quality, safety, design, and novelty of products, but also to their visual appearance such as their packaging and wrapping.
Made-in-Japan products keep improving in quality in order to meet the rigorous standards of their domestic clientele.
Japan Is Home to Many Long-Established Companies
According to an international survey, Japan has the highest number of companies that have been established over a century ago. In fact, the grand total of 33,076 of such Japanese companies accounts for 41.3% of the total worldwide number of 80,066. The US takes second place with 19,497 companies (24.4%) and Sweden comes in third with 13,997 (17.5%).
Japan also has the highest number of companies that are more than two centuries old, being home to 1,340 such companies, which account for 65.0% of the global total of 2,051. The US takes second place with 239 companies (11.6%), Germany comes in third with 201 (9.8%), and the UK places fourth with 83 (4.0%).
So, Japan is able to produce so many high-quality goods because it’s home to the highest number of long-established companies that have been passing down their knowledge and technical prowess through the generations.
*Source: Based on data from Teikoku Databank and Bureau Van Dijk’s orbis (as of October 2019).
What Makes Traditional Japanese Crafts High Quality
Traditional crafts are the amalgamation of Japanese culture.
“Traditional crafts” is the general term used for crafts that are produced using processes and techniques that have been passed down through generations. In Japan, this includes textiles, dyed goods, ceramics, lacquerware, woodwork, washi Japanese paper, dolls, items for Buddhist rituals, and other goods that enrich our everyday lives.
Traditional crafts are associated with the concept of “the beauty of use”, which refers to products and skills that become easier to use and approach perfection the longer they come into contact with people.
Currently, it is believed that there are approximately 1,300 different types of traditional crafts in Japan.
Among these, 236 crafts have been officially designated as “traditional Japanese crafts” by the Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (as of January 2021).
The main criteria for being recognized as a traditional Japanese craft:
Key Parts of the Production Process Must Be Done by Hand
Traditional Japanese crafts do not have to be entirely handmade, but the underlying process that brings out the product’s unique and distinctive characteristics, such as their quality, form, and design, must be handcrafted.
This guarantees that every traditional Japanese craft is, at its core, a product of human hands, meaning that its size and shape have been designed with human comfort in mind. It also makes the crafts much safer.
The Skills and Techniques Used to Make It Must Be Passed Down for Over 100 Years
The Japanese believe that a technique or a skill can only be considered reliable and complete after it’s been refined through trial and error and constant improvements by numerous craftspeople over a period of at least 100 years.
Skills are closely related to the capability of each craftsperson and precision, and they are something that an individual can refine. Techniques, on the other hand, are associated with the historical accumulation of knowledge, including everything from the selection of raw materials to the production process.
All this said, modern craftspeople don’t just mimic the techniques of the past. Rather, they’re continuously coming up with improvements and developing new ways of doing things without fundamentally changing what makes traditional Japanese crafts unique.
The Skills and Techniques Used to Make It Must Be Passed Down for Over 100 Years
As we can see, the secret to the high quality of made-in-Japan products is the drive of Japanese people for perfection, the adherence to their unique philosophy of hospitality, and their discerning eye that can’t be matched.
Traditional Japanese crafts are one level above normal made-in-Japan products, as they must also meet rigorous criteria such as being handcrafted or made using skills and techniques that have been passed down for at least a century.
Thanks to all of the above, Japanese products have become famous for their high quality all over the world.
I bought a look at instant. Gold of Nishijin is very cute as sparkling. Use as a tray of accessories.