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SAGARADEN NOMURA Speciality store of Raden in Arashiyama, Kyoto

SAGARADEN NOMURA has been opened since 1910. We are the one a nd only RADEN store in Kyoto which produces and sells Raden items. We follow the all production processes by hand. Only strictly-selected quality seashells are used for the item and we all take full concentration and care on every piece. We hope you come in to contact and enrich your understanding of japan culture.

野村 守 嵯峩螺鈿 野村3代目/代表/伝統工芸士
MAMORU NOMURABorn in Kyoto in1958. Started the lacquerware work since 20 years old. Learned the technique of Urushi at the industrial testing laboratory and capable of doing all the processes by himself. In 2001, “Japanese Master of Traditional Craft” certification. In 2015, "MAMORI" brand launched for all who seeks the real thing. In 2017, "Master of the future" certification. In2018, "Japan Traditional Crafters Chairman's Award”. His ornamental cup for a tea ceremony,”komanatume”.
のむらまり 嵯峩螺鈿 野村 職人
MARI NOMURABorn in Kyoto in1984. Engaged in family business after working as the product marketing in a trading company. In 2014, it was awarded the Prize for Secondary Grand Prix RADEN jewelry of rose a motif (Youth Competition). In 2015, joined in Milan Expo Japan pavilion. Her new brand, MARI NOMURA is launched as the brand that supports adult women who are busy with work and family. Her products hopefully would be good for people not familiar with traditional crafts to think about tradition. Mother of two children.
野村 拓也 嵯峩螺鈿 野村 職人
TAKUYA NOMURABorn in Kyoto in 1987. Graduated from Osaka University, major in foreign languages. After working for 5 years at Apparel Company, back to family business in 2016. Works on sales channels and product developments to catch overseas customers with his experience of studying abroad in Los Angeles. In charge of lecturers and instructors of hands-on workshops, and the management of on-line store, HP and SNS. Joined with his father in the new project with the Paris designer for a market development.

Japanese Traditional Craft "Raden"

Japanese decorative craft used in the creation of lacquerware woodwork. Matetial taken from inside of seashells which has beautiful rainbow luster is cut into tiny pieces and is embodied into the surface of the ware. It is said that this technique was brought from China to Japan in the 8th century and has been developed in Japan up until today along with another decorative technique called Makie. The luster is extraordinary delicate and the color changes from blue to red depending on the angle of light - such a sophisticated Japanese beauty which captures people's heart.