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Osaka Karaki Sashimono Master Craftsman: Mr.Nakajima -中島さん
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Osaka Karaki Sashimono cooperative association
1-11-18, Kotobukicho, Higashiosaka-shi, Osaka
Exit Karaki studio (inner)
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Osaka Karaki Sashimono is wooden articles manufactured in several cities of Osaka Prefecture. Karaki are woods from trees mainly grown in Southeast Asia, and include rosewood, ebony, Chinese quince, and Bombay black wood. Sashimono (joinery) is the name of a woodworking technique for assembly without using nails or screws. Sashimono is so called because planks are joined by sashiawaseru (combining) mortises and stops. Karaki Sashimono artisans and merchants settling in Osaka in the Edo Period when the city was a bustling center of commerce established the history and tradition of Karaki Sashimono in the region.
Osaka Karaki Sashimono are characterized by their shiny solid and attractive colors and urushi lacquer surfaces as smooth as a mirror. Today’s furniture made with the traditional techniques still blends well with modern interiors, and products range from cabinets and tea shelves to tables, such as Japanese low tables and vase stands, as well as very small items, like chopsticks and small boxes.
►General Production Process
1. Sawing Wood
To make a fine piece of furniture, only the finest wood will do, making the selection of wood materials extremely important. Since karaki woods are very hard, they can only be sawn in a sawmill specializing in such work. Logs are assessed to bring out their beauty and much care is taken not to crack the core.
The wood is naturally dried indoors for five to six years.
3. Preparing the Timber
When dry enough, wood is cut roughly to size, with an allowance for error.
The roughly cut materials are planed to an accurate thickness. Detailed sections and curved and joined sections are finished with planes set with a variety of angles.
5. Marking in White
White lines are drawn with a blade on the planed surface for later processes.
6. Cutting the joints
Mortises and tenons are cut out with a chisel and finished with a wood file.
The materials are polished with water and water-resistant paper.
The sections to be joined are finished.
The wood is colored with dyes, such as sappan dye and black-tooth dye.
Components are assembled and glued.
Naturally purified kiurushi (raw urushi) is evenly rubbed over the product to give a beautiful finish, which over time will develop an attractive antique patina.
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