Product Description : Why is it so EXPENSIVE?
General Product Information
Flower crest is an unique Japanese product that mixes the family crest and flowers.
Morning glory has the floral language of "love" and is said to be associated with the way the vines curl tightly around it.
It is a gem that gives you a cool impression. How about wearing it with dressy clothes on an important day?
When did these crafts start to craft?：400 years ago / 1600AD / Edo period in Japan
There are famous seven treasures in the Buddhist scriptures. Cloisonne enamel ware is called Shippo in Japanese word (it means seven treasure) which are named because they were as beautiful as the treasures in the Buddhist scriptures. During the Edo period (1603-1868), cloisonne enamel ware was mainly used to decorate sword fittings, shrines and temples, and nail covers used on castles. Later, modern cloisonne enamel ware began to be used, especially for flat objects such as accessories and school emblems. In fact, cloisonne enamel is also used in our daily lives, for example, in the emblems of sports cars.
Hiroshi Hatakeyama / Hatakeyama Cloisonne Studio
A craftsman who produces Tokyo cloisonne enamel ware using traditional techniques passed down from generation to generation at Hatakeyama Cloisonne Studio, established in Tokyo in 1951. His specialty, pre-cut jewelry, is produced not only in Japan but also in other countries, and his technique is truly craftsmanship. The technique of placing glaze where there is no foundation and firing repeatedly is like a challenge to surface tension.
"The shortest route to success is to keep doing simple things until you succeed"
We started from a situation where we had no idea what we were doing when we sublimated the technology we were using for emblems and school emblems into jewelry. However, by not giving up, I was able to make them the main products of Hatakeyama Cloisonne Jewelry. I want to deliver works that I am proud of to consumers.
Reiceived the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs Director-General's Prize in the 1st Tokyo Cloisonne Work Competition
Designated as a Tokyo Metropolitan Traditional Craftsman in 2005
Your Contribution to Craftsman
Due to the market structure (link for full articles are attached bottom), craftsman have not known who the customer is and how customer reacts to their work. We made a “Message to Craftsman” box at purchase page. We will deliver all message to every craftsman. Our review will be also shared to craftsman so please leave your comment and evaluation on review section!
Income for Craftsman: Craftsman get only less than 10% of selling price?
As written above, craftsman have not controlled last phase of sales channel that resulting in selling price is set by third-party without craftsman’s recognition. There are some cases that only less than 10% of selling price is given to craftsman. We promise with our customer / craftsman that we offer the fair trade with craftsmen in our contract!
We made an article about above problem and our challenge. Please have a read from below link.
Current state of the Crafts Market / Benefits brought by Suigenkyo
Material & Caution
Each piece is handmade, so there are individual differences even in the same series. We hope that you will understand the change by handmade.
Please note that it will take about 2 months for delivery if we do not have the item in stock.