To inherit the Kyoto lacquerware born 1000 years ago to the present age
Established in 1910 (Meiji 43), we operate Raden Specialty Store in Arashiyama, Kyoto. Lacquerware is called "Japan" in English and it can be said to be a representative of traditional Japanese crafts.
Rugged, beautiful and nice lacquer is ideal as a coating for household goods and accessories, originally from China. Kyoto lacquerware, which starts with the lacquerware production of the court of the Heian period, has tradition as an elegant finish of aristocratic preference. In the Muromachi era, many famous items called "Higashiyama era" were influenced by the tea ceremony.
There are various techniques for painting and decoration, and true painting and brilliant makie are representatives of Kyoto lacquerware.
In addition, there is a traditional technique of lacquer craft that decorates a beautiful portion of mother-of-pearl with red or blue luster in lacquer inside shell.
The product made using that technique is called "Raden". In 1993, the third generation has been replaced, and as a Raden specialty store, we consistently carry out all the processes of material selection, procurement and manufacturing.