Mimiwa is a range of art piece of jewelry
inspired by the work of Japanese calligrapher and craftman.
Size: apro. w30×L30×T1 (mm)
Material: brass, 10k gold earrings
Japanese calligraphy or 書道 (shodou) is the simple and beautiful art of Japanese writing.Modern Japanese is comprised of Kana as well as over 50000 Kanji characters.Each beautiful Kanji character has its own meaning and the combination of certain characters can produce a new term. As a Japanese native living abroad,people would comment on the Kanji absently written on my notebook ; remarking on the shape, inquiring as to the meaning or requesting that their own names be written in Kanji. In this way, the Kanji generated conversations that allowed me to share my language and culture. That was the birth of Mimiwa. The objective of Mimiwa is to encourage the viewer to reconsider art forms that can be seen everywhere in our daily lives.
It prompts the question
: What is the Japanese aesthetic?
Lacquer: “Japan” by another name
Lacquer is a natural varnish made from tree sap.
Sometimes known as “Japan” in English,
it’s said to be the origin of Japanese handicrafts.
The artisans distilling the allure
Lacquer’s colour is heavily affected by the environment.
Craftsmen work under strict conditions to produce the very best results.
Functionality x Beauty
Lacquerware is water and corrosion-resistant. With time,
it takes on a vivid colour. It will be with you a lifetime.
“Tsugaru no Baka-nuri”- a traditional technique
The application of layer after layer. Drying. Polishing.
No effort is spared with “Tsugaru no Baka-nuri”
, is a technique infused with respect.
Unique, organic patterns
During the lacquering process, beautiful, organic patterns can occur through pure chance. The same design doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world.
Every object is carved with care
MIMIWA kanji earrings are painstakingly machine-carved from lacquered board.
CRAFTI are committed to a uniqueness that mass-production cannot give.
The beauty of “Japan”
MIMIWA brings 2136 different kanji together with the uniqueness of lacquer,
delivering you a pair of earrings that no-one else in the world will ever own.