It is not just a pattern, but if you look closely it is a motif of Japanese archery’s target.
If you like a twisted design, you can enjoy the luster and feel of lacquer coating more than anything else.
Kyudo is a martial art of Japan that is prouded. It is still popular in Japan to feed mental power.
In the coming of age celebration, new adults compete in arms at “Toshiya”(competition of Japanese archery) at Sanjusangendo in Kyoto, to highlight the atmosphere.
People who want to fulfill their dreams and want to fulfill their dreams, people who want to shoot them, people who want to break the current situation. It is a pin I’d like to have themselves come to by those who are aiming. Please shoot your way only.
Maki-e is a japanese lacquer sprinkled with gold or silver powder as a decoration using amakizutsu or a kebo brush. The technique was developed mainly in the Heian Period(794-1185) and blossomed in the Edo Period(1603-1868). Maki-e objects were initially designed as household items for court nobles, they soon gained more popularity and were adopted by royal families and military leaders as an indication of power.
Maki-e started to appear more often amongst the military elite when “the great unifier” Toyotomi Hideyoshi took a liking to it. On top of that Maki-e based products gained huge success as exported goods to Europe. As a result, even to this day the word “JAPAN”, not only means country of Japan, but also Lacquer products. The peak of Maki-e was in the Edo Period. It was used to decorate most items for a more luxurious look such as bridal wear, furniture and jewel boxes. Thanks to the boom of Maki-e – artisans began creating new designs and styles we can see today, thus marking the climax of Maki-e.