Japanese Hand Mirror KIRARI/URARAKA
A Hand Mirror with a beautiful Japanese traditional pattern uses a gold leaf. From Hakuichi, the first company in Kanazawa to make gold leaf craft products.
Box size: 265 x 140 x 20mm
Material: Resin, Kanazawa Gold leaf
Made in: Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, JAPAN
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About Kanazawa foil:
A 400-year old Kanazawa tradition. Kanazawa accounts for more than 98% of all gold foil production in Japan. Gold leaf is used in a variety of crafts, such as lacquerware and ceramics, as well as in temples and shrines with high historical value, such as Kinkaku-ji and Nikkō Tōshō-gū.
Gold foil has been developed the most among the 37 types of traditional craft techniques passed down from the time of the first Kaga feudal lord, Toshiie Maeda.
Noh and tea ceremonies were frequently held as part of the domain's cultural incentives which led to the development of traditional crafts. It is said that the persevering "artisan spirit" fostered by climate, topography, and the Hokuriku region itself is also the main factor for the development of gold foil.
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Lovely mirror. I bought two more as presents for close friends.
I am writing a review for The Most Beautiful Hand-held Mirror in the World. Bear with me – there is a story I just have to share. I have a most awesome girlfriend that I have known since we grew up on neighboring farms in Minnesota, USA – her heart and my heart are very old friends. We are 74 yrs old this year, and she has everything she could ever want – and she is always giving me gifts. I am a widow, having lost my Husband to cancer - living on Social Security only, and rarely can buy any gifts for anyone. This year I decided to make her Birthday card, and I found this poem that I loved and put it in her card, and it gave me the idea of giving her The Most Beautiful Mirror in the World. This is the poem:
“You've no idea how hard I've looked for a gift to bring You.
Nothing seemed right.
What's the point of bringing gold to the gold mine, or water to the ocean.
Everything I came up with was like taking spices to the Orient.
It's no good giving my heart and my soul because you already have these.
So - I've brought you a mirror.
Look at yourself and remember me.” – By Rumi
So the search through a thousand hand mirrors began, and I found it on Amazon – there it was.
It happened to be in Japan, at Omotenashi-Square LLC / Koh & Yoshi CEO, and the most Wonderful Person in the World, Koh, guided me through my purchase and getting it sent here. I was a little leary of ordering something from overseas in Japan, and this person, Koh, was sooo patient and kind and we got it done! And then this Kindest Person in the World sent me emails telling me where my package was all along the way, and when it would arrive.
And then it arrived – and The Most Beautiful Mirror in the World will be her Joy forever.
Thank You, Koh! I will never forget you. – Laurie Hansen