村雨

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In the past, Japan used to be called ‘Zipang’ which means golden country.
A far East island with strong sunlight and many gold mines. A holy sanctuary. That is Japan.
A long time ago, people used to work in the mines collecting gold and silver that they would use to create many traditional products.
Gold and silver items made in Japan have a long history and a mature quality- among the best in the world.
Now, one master is debuting his work from a long history.
His name is Kohryu Murasame, and his technique was guaranteed by the Japanese government for its high skill.
The material he uses is 100% pure silver and 100% pure gold, often accessorized with rattan. Products of this standard are not typical,
but Murasame makes his art pieces using the same techniques used for Japanese sword making,
giving strength to the pure metals. Legendary samurai spirits exist in his soul and in his art.
Using a single plate for each piece, the colour quality is different than usual silversmiths’, and a beautiful mirror finish is created.
Like Zeus’ hammer, the wooden hammer used by Murasame is typically used by architects because it doesn’t damage his pieces.
It is called a ‘kakea’.He has over 100 hammers but only uses about 20 on a regular basis.
Choosing good quality rattan that is shiny and flexible creates a beautiful accessory to his pieces.
Murasame was 18 years old when he entered the workplace as a silversmith. For 19 years he was working and practicing.
After mastering all of his techniques he became independent,
and within 5 years collectors around the world were fascinated by his art. His technique is called ‘arare uci’.
and can only be done by a few people around the world