Hakuichi Temotobako - Japanese Traditional Letter Case with Gold Leaf
Hanamidori (flower birds) stands out against background gold leaf - Tell the beauty of Japan. The first "Flower viewing bird" series was born from Japanese traditional beauty from old days. We have delivered this highly sophisticated handmade craft to many customers at hand for a long time. This can be a gift item, celebration item as well as a souvenir for your friends and families.
Gold leaf is roughly 0.0001 - 0.0002 mm thick. This is possible with techniques that thin out roughly 2 g (1/2 the weight of a 10 yen coin) of gold into a single sheet as thin as possible.
In order to thin the gold out as much as possible, superior craftsmanship as well as necessary elements are required, including special paper which is said to influence production and a suitable climate for gold leaf production.
More than 400 years have passed passed since the time of the Kaga Domain, and the gold leaf production displayed here has passed passed over the years in Kanazawa.