Karakami kits are used for hand printing the traditional design of KyoKarakami onto a message card. The tools in this kit are made as realistic as possible as the brand believes that "hon ma mon"(authenticity) is of great importance. The carved wood is made from the same magnolia tree used in the actual traditional process and each design of Karakami Gift is carved as miniature models of the original printing wood designs.
*This is a preorder listing. Please allow 2-3 weeks from the date of purchase to receive your order (expect delays across Christmas to New Year's period).
Karakami Kit - Shiki 四季 (Four Seasons)
Eda-zakura (Branch Cherry)
Spring / Taste of Machiya (Tradesman’s house )
This represents the flowers of Yin and Yang (the positive and negative principles of Chinese philosophy) by turns and more, represents slightly thin cherry blossoms with thin flower petals, and another large cherry blossoms like drawings of Korin, showing the variation.
Ohnami (Giant Wave)
Summer / Taste of Samurais and Machiya
Dynamic wave pattern combining the wave of Kourin pattern with a look of a rough coast and showy wave crest emphasized decoratively.
Kaede (Maple Tree)
Fall / Taste of Machiya
The name Kaede (Maple) derives from the handshape of a frog, also known as colored leaves “Koyo“. This represents realistic maple leaves, showing the variation with shade and sunshine.
Yukibana (Snow Flowers)
Winter / Taste of those who appreciate the art of tea ceremony
An assortment of various crystals of snow. We are surprised by the power of observation by the people in ancient times.
1 x Printing Block
1 x Large Bamboo Tube (Kira Powder, Funori Paste, Mixing Powder)
1 x Thin Bamboo Tube (Golden Kira Powder, Funori Paste, Mixing Powder)
1 x Mortar, Pestle, Plate
1 x Pat, Measuring Spoon, Brush
5 x Postcards + sample of a printed postcard
1 x Pamphlet instructions for Karakami Kit
Size: W 203 × D 260 × H 60mm