Metal Souvenir

Takaoka bronze casting / CHOKIN


 Takaoka bronze casting dates back to the beginning of the Edo period(1600-1868), when the Maeda clan in Kaga invited seven highly skilled metal casters from a long established metal casting area to come and work at a newly opened workshop. The craft developed through the production of chased bronze Buddhist fittings.

 

 Thirteen different casting methods are utilized depending on the type of product to be made and the intened form of expression required.Cast in one of these ways, the range of manufactured goods extends from table ornaments, flower vases, censers, panels and bronze sculptures to large statues of Buddha.Some light fittings are also being made alongside table clocks,paper weights and bookends, which all make use of the qualities of the material.

 高岡銅器は江戸時代の初め、加賀前田藩が、鋳物の発祥地である河内丹南の技術を持った7人の鋳物職人を招いて鋳物工場を開設したことに始まります。

 高岡銅器は花器、仏具等の鋳物に彫金を施す「唐金鋳物(からかねいもの)」を作り出したことにより発達しました。

特徴として、商品の種類や表現意図により13種類の工法があります。色々な工法を駆使して鋳造、加工された製品は、卓上置物から花器、香炉、パネル、ブロンズ像、大仏にまで及んでいます。

 

 

CHOKIN is a traditional art of metal decorations.The primary Chokin art was seen on the decorations of Samurai armors.Later it was adopted to make Samurai sword guard and led to its accomplishment with progress of metalwork decorations, festival fittings furnitures etc.from old times, Japan.

 彫金とは金属表面に装飾を施す金工の伝統的な加飾技法をいいます。兜や武具の装飾品に彫刻の初歩的な技法が見られ、後に刀剣の鍔の製作へと移り、装剣金工の隆盛に伴って、完成へと導かれます。彫金は古くから装身具、祭器、家具などに広く用いられます。

 

Buddha ¥1,080~¥5,400
Buddha ¥1,080~¥5,400
Chokin Plate, Vase  ¥1,210~¥2,700
Chokin Plate, Vase ¥1,210~¥2,700
Chokin mirror         ¥1,944     ¥2,160
Chokin mirror ¥1,944   ¥2,160

KINTAROU incense burner
KINTAROU incense burner
Blue dragon         ¥8,316
Blue dragon        ¥8,316
EVISU & DAIKOKU
EVISU & DAIKOKU

Lion incense burner
Lion incense burner
FUKUSUKE           ¥5,832
FUKUSUKE       ¥5,832
JIZO incense burner ¥5,940
JIZO incense burner ¥5,940

Family crest
Family crest
Samurai armor helmet  KABUTO   ¥42,444
Samurai armor helmet KABUTO ¥42,444
Saint KOBO
Saint KOBO

DAIKOKU & HOTEI & EVISU
DAIKOKU & HOTEI & EVISU
OKINA
OKINA
Thousand-armed Kannon  ¥3,942
Thousand-armed Kannon ¥3,942

Chokin frame (L)   Apprentice geisha ¥6,480
Chokin frame (L) Apprentice geisha ¥6,480
Chokin frame (M)       Dragon ¥5,400
Chokin frame (M)    Dragon ¥5,400
Chokin frame (M)    Mt.Fuji&crane ¥5,400
Chokin frame (M)  Mt.Fuji&crane ¥5,400

Samurai armor helmet  KABUTO   ¥24,300
Samurai armor helmet KABUTO ¥24,300