Ichimatsu HATOH

“HATOH” indicates the rogue wave appearing in the sea. We imagine the rogue wave and sea form in the ocean of Noto during the winter and present on the lacquerware. Putting the gold leaf for the Wajima-nuri’s deep coloring and coating with the high transparency urushi called syuai-urushi 朱合漆. The lacquerware gets a powerful life force and the feeling of living motion by applying the color of gold leaf to its stillness design. The fusion of Japanese traditional techniques known as urushi and gold leaf makes the Wajima-nuri one of a kind.