Maki-e, urushi lacquer work,
what is needed here?
Tools, materials, techniques…
Of course they are essential.
But those alone are not enough to create a “piece of work”,
attract your eyes of love for beauty.
What is more important than skilled work of hands,
It’s the will and the curiosity
In search of scenery that strikes me
I travel out to different cultures
It is such that curiosity
I am struck by what I experience
Being moved by what is felt
I realize what I want to cherish and what remains unchanged
There’s nothing to be wasted
Thoughts and emotions that come up day to day
are the souls of the “piece of work”
If this “piece of work” was caught in your eyes,
and if it appealed its existence,
and left some feelings inside of you,
I hope that those feelings will be cherished, connected, and passed on and on.
It’s not just from us to you
Those are the thoughts that connect the past to the future
Which is a thought,
called the tradition
Van Cleef＆ Arpels
It has been more than 10 years since the Collaboration with Van Cleef & Arpels first started.
In the summer of 2019, a project took place in Wajima.
There is a collection, called Papillon Laqué, which is butterfly jewelry decorated with maki-e lacquer.
The creation process of the Papillon Laqué collection was filmed.
Hakose’s mind, heart, and passion towards this Collaboration are finely captured in this film.
With the courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels, we proudly present this film to you.
This Collaboration is a Jewel for us.
Please take a look.