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Japanese painting are cheracterized by the sensitive beauty of each drawn line and the exquisite balance produced by calculated space.

The screens shown on this website are constructed at Fuji-Torii Co.'s own workshop. They are all hand-painted by professional artists, who take particular pride in the composition of each work. Fuji-Torii's high quality screens are often selected as national gifts on occasions of the Japanese prime minister's official visits abroad.
The artworks will be packaged for overseas shipping in a specific manner backed by Fuji-Torii's sixty years of experience, so you can be rest assured that your precious purchases will safely reach your door.



Fuji-Torii top > Products Top > Scroll

In Japan, there is a custom of alternating pictures and other ornamental pieces in accordance with the seasons, various occasions and / or visiting guests.

This is because the Japanese live in oneness with nature and take importance in maintaining tradition, and are always very hospitable. Scrolls are pictures that can be rolled up and stored, and are ideal for frequent changing.
The scrolls shown here are hand-painted, and mounted on real silk. They all come in boxes made of paulownia wood, which are signed by the artists to prove their authenticity.

Beauty defies all confines of tradition. Imari, an art that is 400 years old, still continues to win the fascination of new generations.

It has represented Japanese porcelain since its birth in early 17th century, and has mesmerized not only the Japanese but also people of various nations. Imari style porcelain includes "Blue and White", "Old Japan Type", "Kakiyemon Style" and "Nabeshima Style" and many others. Each category is uniquely beautiful and rivals the others.

Fuji-Torii top > Products Top > Satsuma

The artist's ardor in completing his work solely with his own hands is marked by each painstaking stroke of his paint brush, giving birth to breathtaking beauty.

Satsuma ware is defined by its highly decorated design accentuated with gold. The adroitness and prudence of Japanese craftsmen is evident in this uniquely Japanese art, mesmerizing all viewers without end.
There are several schools of Satsuma ware, including Kyo-satsuma, Kobe-satsuma and Yokohama-satsuma. Each of them are characterized by the same intricate and bold gold ornamentation, but emit distinctively different impressions.
Shown here are works of the more graceful among the various styles, Kyo-Satsuma.

Fuji-Torii top > Products Top > Kutani

Novelty is possible only through a long history of experience and uncompromising skill.

Kutani ware is one of the three major porcelains of Japan. The early works are characterized by a combination of blue, green, purple, yellow and red, in thick overglaze. More colors and diverse compositions were added by later artists.
Backed by a tradition of unique color-use and established mastership, today's Kutani is a competition of designs and styles by individual artists. Shown here are select pieces of craftsmanship ranging from those that can be used for daily use to fine artwork with the power to change the mood of your room.

Fuji-Torii top > Products Top > Bamboo

The gracefulness of natural material shuns glamour - a gentle arrangement of unpretentious wild flower is all that it needs.

Bamboo, the ubiquitous plant of the orient, exists in a variety of species and abundance in Japan. Its dense texture and flexibility met with the adroitness of Japanese craftsmen, who consummated the common plant from mere material for utilitarian tools such as simple baskets used since ancient times to an indispensable ingredient for high art forms. In consequence, countless masterpieces were born. It was further sophisticated with the influence of the tea ceremony.
Bamboo baskets symbolize the Japanese' innate consciousness to express nature as it exists, represented in their use in arranging flowers "as they exist in the meadows" during tea ceremonies.

Fuji-Torii top > Products Top > Metals

The artist imbues his soul into the lifeless metal - and it is no longer lifeless.

Japanese metal craft originates in the creation of ritual utensils during prehistoric times. It further developed along with the making of swords and sword fittings, as well as the growth of armor production techniques. In all aspects of the creation process, for example forging, casting, and chasing (carving), Japanese metal craft has maintained a high level of quality and skillfulness.
During the latter part of the Edo-period (mid 19th century), Japanese metal craftwork crossed the seas and was displayed at expositions in Europe and the United States, receiving great praise from all circles. It is still a popular item at art auctions worldwide.
The artworks shown on this website speak of the Japanese craftsmen's skills that have been handed down through generations. Please browse through the pages and enjoy the infinite depth, strength and scents of tradition, as well as the unique and sophisticated workmanship by modern artists.

The swords on this site don't need the rigorous attention required for real swords. Simply enjoy hanging the "Soul of Japan" above your fireplace, or on the wall of your office without any cumbersome care.

The swords in this category are replicas. The blades are unsharpened, and are actually being used in Japanese fencing (Kendo) and the art of Iai (the drawing and sheathing of the sword in one motion). The artificial blades are made of zinc alloy, making the swords guaranteed to be safe and shippable overseas.
The make of the mountings are based on real swords and carefully examined by Fuji-Torii, which is licensed as an authentic art dealer. The hilts of the swords are wound with glossy silk thread, while the scabbards are made with magnolia and finished with lacquer. Each metal piece is also done in a very intricate manner, so the swords look quite genuine.

Fuji-Torii top > Products Top > Antiques

The value of Japanese antiques is not determined simply by their age, nor by the sheer fact that they are Japanese. We have sekected for you such artworks that possess the power to capture everyone's heart.

The antiques shown here range from items that are over one hundred years old to those created in the early 20th century by now deceased artists.
They were made with ample time and concentrated effort during eras when days were spent more leisurely. We would be pleased if you could feel the creators' utmost dedication and profound spirit imbued into each one of them.

Fuji-Torii top > Products Top > Lacquer

Works of lacquer embody the time and focused effort that the craftsman pours into them. Beauty resides in each action that the maker carries out in complete silence.

High-quality works of lacquer suitable for collectors and representative of Japan have been chosen to appear in this category.
The beauty of Japanese works of lacquer lies in the techniques involved in the making process: Japanese people's superior woodcraft skills are utilized to make the main body; the molding is then carefully selected; much time and effort put into the undercoat that is invisible to the eye; and techniques such as "makie" lacquering, "kanagai" overlaying, mother-of-pearl insertion and carving-lacquering are employed in the finish. Furthermore, each work of art is a manifestation of Japanese people's diligence, and encapsulates the huge amount of time required in the making process, the maker's experience, and the skill and focused effort that he has poured into the work in complete silence.
A decrease in the number of craftsmen nowadays means that works of art are less likely to be made in the future and those that do exist are limited in number. Thus, it would not be an exaggeration to say that the high-quality works of art that appear here will become a legacy to the world of handicrafts.

Fuji-Torii top > Products Top > Lacquy Maker

Fuji-Torii Co., Ltd. designed and created a kind of lacquered "Lacquy-marker" bookmark (trademark registration pending) and will start selling it in October 2007 after a product announcement in September.

If a thin plate is painted with urushi (lacquer), it will curve or warp. Fuji-Torii developed a technique that ensures the plate does not warp (process patent pending) and named it "Lacquy-marker", which is elegant yet strong.
Lacquy-marker is hand-made in Japan. The base is made from natural Japanese wood and the base coat is even painted with hon-urushi (real lacquer). Both the wood and the lacquer used are biodegradable, which makes Lacquy-marker an eco-friendly product.
The longer you use Lacquy-marker, the more lustrous the lacquer becomes. Lacquy-marker can be enjoyed for the rest of your life. I hope that teenagers who use Lacquy-marker bookmarks become used to reading books and cultivate a mind-set of cherishing what they have.
The Urushi lacquer industry in Japan is on the verge of a crisis. Production has been declining steadily because of the spread of mass-produced goods and imitations made in other Asian countries, in addition to the decline in usage of lacquerware by Japanese people.
The crisis is not limited to lacquerware. All traditional crafts have suffered similar problems. Skilled lacquer workers have resigned, and people who made raw materials and tools like brushes have closed their businesses, because the demand for lacquerware has decreased so much.
We can not fight off the current major decline in the use of traditional lacquerware. However, I want as many people as possible to remember the traditional skills and beauty of a craft that has its roots in Japanese culture and history. It is for this reason that I designed Lacquy-marker.
I hope to increase the demand for lacquerware by offering more familiar and casual lacquered goods at affordable prices. I hope that the increase in demand will satisfy the dreams of and provide jobs for younger workers, allowing them to develop their skills and cultivate authentic Japanese craftsmanship.
Lacquer workers all over Japan, and other concerned people that work in places where lacquerware is produced, who agree with the plan collaborate with Fuji-Torii and produce genuine Lacquy-marker, using their exceptional skills to create a genuinely beautiful product.
Urushi lacquerware is the essence of nature set into raw materials by the individual skills of the lacquer workers. It would be a real pleasure for me if you could feel the pure heart and soul of all the people concerned with making Lacquy-marker.
In an age when efficiency and profit are prioritized, I want Japanese people to inform their soul and way of being through the "natural beauty of Japan", and also recover some Japanese pride.
I want lots of people to know and use the lacquerware that embodies the authentic craftsmanship and beauty of Japan, with the aim of protecting Japanese art and culture. I would appreciate it if you could cooperate with our activities as far as you can.
Lacquy-marker, packaged elegantly, has a strong reputation as a memorable gift and a sales promotion item for any purpose and in any situation, in addition to its reputation as a long-lasting bookmark.
Lacquy-marker was approved as a new product by the Japan Urushi Arts and Crafts Association at their convention on June 6, 2007. I therefore give notice that Lacquy-marker will be listed as produced under the supervision of the Japan Urushi Arts and Crafts Association.

Fuji-Torii top > Products Top > Makie Wine Glass

We create glasses to invoke memorable scenes associated with each season and event. To enjoy the collabaration of wine and Japanese taste, or as a gift for overseas friends or family.

Urushi drying means that the urushi undergoes a chemical change when under high-temperature and humidity circumstances and results in "clots". Shitaji urushi for glass is a specific mixture of urushi and certain "fixing materials" produced by each maki-e artist. The gold powder used in this process is a 24k form powder.
Okime, Kukuri
Shita-nuri
Trace the design onto a utensil using lacquer while using gold powder (keshi-fun in Japanese) on the outlines as a guide (okime). Follow the contoured lines on the okime with lacquer (shitaji-urushi) and dry. Undercoat the same design with laquer (shitaji-urushi for undercoating) and dry.
Taka-age, Sumi-togi Fun-ire Katame
Laquer again in order to even out the finish and to give form to the design (taka-age urushi) and dry. Whet with a whetstone or charcoal used for maki-e polishing and smooth away any ridges found on the surface. Laquer (using e-urushi for painting) the item evenly and add gold powder to the lacquer and dry. Rub lacquer (uwazuri urushi for top coating) into the dried article and add the gold powder and dry.
Migaki Keuchi okime, Keuchi Shiage
Polish using fingers, cotton and deerskin and by rubbing with the kneaded paste of abrasive compounds and oil. Trace the design onto the finished surface using the process indicated in ⟨1⟩ above. Paint on the detailed design using lacquer (e-urushi) and add gold powder and dry. Repeat steps ⟨5⟩ and ⟨6⟩ several times to finish.
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