Saikiko-Makie Upright Piano “HANA-BI” model
Saikiko-Makie Grand Piano “HARU-no-MABOROSHI” model
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.
We would like to help preserve the “authenticity” of traditional crafts by further enhancing their uniqueness through new materials and new methods of expression using them.
When people see something that can only be made by human hands and created by human hands, they feel a sense of warmth and comfort.
Our wish, that is, to cherish “genuine goodness” forever.
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.
We produced YAMAHA upright piano created with the image of fireworks with “Saikiko” and “Maki-e”.