Drawing inspiration from traditional Japanese culture, the Namiki Tradition range includes dragons, flowers, and origami. The intricate patterns come to life through the meticulous application of 'Hira Maki-e,' a technique that combines coloured
Urushi with raw lacquer, coated in a layer of silver and gold powder. Following a meticulous drying process, multiple layers of Urushi are applied and polished to achieve a rich, deep lustre.
The Urushi lacquer, sourced from a specific variety of sumac tree harvested at a precise time each year, undergoes a meticulous processing ritual to ensure durability. Performed by the exclusive Kokkokai, or 'Group of the Nation's Light,' each artist within this group dedicates years perfecting a singular technique - a lifetime commitment to mastery. The resulting designs exhibit an astonishing level of detail on both the barrel and the cap.