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. We worked with lacquer artist, Kenji Omachi on our first model based on the Yamaha Grand Piano C3L. The YAMAHA Grand Piano C3L with Kyo-Maki-e design is on display in the entrance robby of the KYOCERA headquarter in Kyoto.
The spread of Covid-19 brought about a change in lifestyle. With more time to enjoy music at home, the piano has become something more than just to play and listen to, which is why we have created a new style piano that helps to bring you healing through its visual elegance. Crafted by lacquer artist Kenji Omachi, this one of a kind piano mixes the Kyoto traditional craft technique known as "Maki-e" with "Saikiko" is craft technique used Kyoto Opal, manufactured by Kyocera. The traditional Kyoto artistry will create a Japanese atmosphere within your home.
[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.