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【History of the product】

Wood inlay is a traditional technique in which various types of trees are cut along a pattern and then inlaid onto a single piece of wood to create a picture or design.

It is produced following the production method of Kanagawa Prefecture's traditional craft "Hakone wood inlay".

It has been produced in Hakone since 1889.

 【Features and Design】

A piece depicting the Ofuna Kannon located in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

The Ofuna Kannon is a huge statue of the Byakue (white-robed) Kannon, standing at 25 meters tall, and is affectionately known as Kannon-sama.

The background of this piece is made using walnut, the body of Kannon-sama using two whitewoods – kobushi magnolia and ilex macropoda holly, the lips of Kannon-sama using Japanese cherry, and the urna using Japanese nutmeg.

The urna refers to the circular dot on Kannon-sama’s forehead, said to be a whorl of white hair 4.5 m in length.

The urna is also said to give off a light that gives love and compassion to all living beings. The Japanese cherry wood used to create the lips will also darken in color over time, making it seem as though Kannon-sama is wearing rouge.

The materials used are walnut, kobushi, aohada, cherry, and kaya.

Production time is 14 days.

【Usage and how to use it】

Ideal for interior decoration or as a gift.

We invite you to take a look at the beauty of the natural wood color and grain without coloring, and the delicate wood inlay paintings (Marquetry Art) that have evolved uniquely in Hakone, Japan.

Size 32 cm (length) X 26 cm (width) X 3 cm (thickness)

L 32cm x W 26cm x D 3cm

Natural wood

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