The delicately drawn and gorgeous gold and silver coloring is what defines Kyoto's traditional handicraft, Kyo-Maki-e. Maki-e is lacquer ware decoration technique in which design is drawn in lacquer, over which gold, silver or other metal powder is sprinkled while the lacquer is wet. It has a history of 1200 years. We at Shinwa Music Co.,Ltd. are proud to announce that we will be beginning production of pianos of the Kyo-Maki-e design. Currently, we are working with lacquer artist, Kenji Omachi on our first model based on the Yamaha Grand Piano C3L.
The Kyo-Maki-e design brings a very elegant feel, along with a sense of "Wabi-Sabi" adding a deep taste to the finish of the Piano. The Kyo-Maki-e design is applied with the utmost craftsmanship, allowing this one of a kind piano to be the center piece of any room. This page will provide regular updates on the production of the Kyo-Maki-e piano.
[SKETCH] We have asked lacquer artist, Kenji Omachi to provide a sketch based on our image.
[UNDER PRODUCTION] This is used the technology of the new lacquerwork "Saikikou" that uses artificial jewelry called Kyoto Opal, which was created by Kyocera's technology. It is a new lacquerwork technique created by lacquer artist, Kenji Omachi using traditional techniques and modern technology.