店主 小笠原 貞雄（貞峰）
小笠原 貞雄 略歴
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【 とりあげてもらったＴＶ 】
民放 遠くへ行きたい ＃1700・＃1823
ＪＡＬＴＶ Ｔｒｅｎｄ Ｔｈｅ Ｗｏｒｌｄ(山口)
Ouchi lacquer products, the more you use, the more you enjoy, are the
Heritage of Ouchi culture in Middle Ages.
Many processes that require the excellent artisans’ skills and many days, even months.
Ouchi lacquer products have 9 majour processes to produce.
Before starting the first process, zelkova, cherry tree and the like are put in the drying stage for
4 to 5 years. Then they are cut into pieces and formed to the shapes of their products.
Next process is the base coating process that consists of three sub-processes of lacquer painting,
drying and sanding. And the middle coating and final coating process that have the sarthree
sub-processes follow. From the base coating through the final coating, painting, drying and sanding
operations are repeated over and over again, thus the original wood pieces turn out to be fine Ouchi
Natural lacquer combines oxygen and moisture in the air to dry, and this drying process affects
very much the product quality. Therefore, in the drying process that usually requires 12 to 24 hours,
lacquer painted wood pieces are put in the small wooden store room called “Muro”, where the
temperature and humidity are well controlled.
After the final coating process, then cultured patterns are painted, in some cases, gold leaf, silver
leaf are sticked on. Thus the traditional Ouchi lacquer products that have been handed down from
Ouchi cultures in the Mddle Ages are produced.
Ouchi lacquer wares have the distinctive taste, which represents the culture of the Western Kyoto
In the Middle Ages, with the harmony of the Ouchi vermilion based flowering plants in fall and the
haze composed of the centered Ouchi lozenges with the scattered gold leaf.
Hiroyo Ouchi, the twenty-four master of the Ouchi that governed Chugoku province patronaged
an artisan , who had been making a “Gosho doll”, to comfort the governor’s wife from imperial family
in Kyoto as she had been yearning for Kyoto life so much. He modified the “Gosho doll” by
introducing the Chugoku district characteristics and named it Ouchi doll. The Ouchi doll, actually tow
pieces of dolls, one is a husband and the other is a wife, whose gentle faces remind us of harmonious
peace between the married couple, has become so popular in Japan today that many familys Keep this
as the guardian god in the house.
Reputation in meeting customers’ expectation.
The first master of this Kuwabara manufacturing company researched the ancient Ouchi lacquer
products and successfully reproduced them today. Since that time we have devoted our time to
inproving the product quality. and consequently we were awarded the excellent products prizes
at many exhibitions including the Prefectural Governor’s Prize at the second Art Craft Exhibition.
And more over, Teihou, the second master of this Kuwabara manufacturing company had the honor
Of presenting his painted Ouchi doll to the Emperor Heisei as his marriage cerebration.
Please keep them in the dust free area and shelter from the direct sunlight. A glazed case or shelf
is recommend to store them.
When cleaning, please remove the dirt on the products with warm water and wipe them with soft
cloth. Then leave them in the well-ventilated area sheltering from the direct sunlight for a half day
or so before putting them back.
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