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Showzi Tsukamoto’s Urushi Art Eyewear is made of engraved precious metals, titanium and gold. The base frame is adjusted to individual size, then it is varnished with Urushi more than 20 times to create a thick layer; the method known as "Kintaishitsugei". Another technique, called "Makie", where pure gold and silver are sprinkled on the surface and covered with further layers of Urushi for a glossy mirror finish, is known as "Roirokyoumen".

Urushi Art Eyewear is made of the precious Japanese Urushi, collected in the region of Jyohoji temple in the northern prefecture, Iwate. Refined products "KijiroUrushi" and "Kuroroiro Urushi" are high in quality, their transparency giving the finished surface a profound luster. Unlike affordable Chinese Urushi that dominates 99% of consumption in Japan today, Japanese Urushi is used only for luxury products due to the cost. The specific climate of the region and the kind of Urushi tree makes the products a superior one. "Kijiro Urushi" is suited for attaining vivid color and glossy texture, while "Kuroroiro Urushi" is perfect for creating the mirror finish, a rich black shiny surface.

More than any jewelry, glasses are worn everyday as a signature to our face.

Price:starting at Japanese Yen 700,000 and up (US$7,000)

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urushi art jewelry
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Showzi Tsukamoto’s Urushi Art Jewelries are made of engraved precious metals coated with many layers of Urushi, giving it its vivid glossy texture. The surface is then sprinkled with pure gold and silver for an ornamented effect. This method, originally used for traditional Japanese crafts, such as weapons and armor making between the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries, has been developed by Tsukamoto as an original technique for his contemporary art works. This combination of traditional and contemporary design makes Tsukamoto’s work unique and authentic.
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Tsukamoto uses only precious Japanese Urushi, "KijiroUrushi" and "Kuroroiro Urushi" from Iwate. Diamonds are all LASARE KAPLAN made in New York. The supreme cut called "EXCELLENT" creates the maximum brilliance of the diamonds. (the name and certificate number of the manufacture are laser-inscribed on the girdle of the diamond).

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urushi art jewelry/emerald
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Black Opal
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Southwest Pacific Pearl
To order an original piece of
Urushi Art Jewelry / Urushi Art Eyewear,
please contact tsukamoto@urushiart.com.
Please indicate the work you are interested in, your name, address, telephone number and email address, further instructions will be sent to you.
For more information please contact:
#401 5-1-10 Minami Nagasaki
Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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