© 2016 hifumi .

 日文 hifumi は、太陽からの手紙を意味します。

木の樹液である漆も、和紙も、筆も、土の粉、糸も、、

つくり手である私たち、

主題としている虫や自然物。

そして、それを使い身につけるあなたも。

太陽のあたたかい記憶をもつもの達。

その一つ一つが繋がり、それぞれの大切な記憶を紡ぎ出しますように。

そんな願いが込められています。

 

 漆芸家の日置美緒(へきみお)が描きだす漆装飾と金継ぎ修復。

日本の伝統工芸である漆芸の技法を用い、京都の工房で一つ一つ手作業で制作しています。

銀や夜光貝や石などを胎とし、

蒔絵、卵殻や螺鈿、様々な色の漆の塗り重ねや、

金箔などの技法を独自に組み合わせ、

細やかなところまで指先を加えながら鮮やかに仕上げています。

 古より日本独自に発展してきた工芸の美しい素材と道具と職人たち。

それらひとつひとつ、細く長く息が続くよう、

いつまでも残るものづくりを目指しています。

柔らかく温かみのある日本産漆の肌と金糸の微妙で繊細なきらめき。

素材の持つ自然な美しさを生かした、優しいきらめきのジュエリーです。

 日文 Hihumi means letters from the Sun.

Urushi lacquer the sap of the tree,

Japanese paper, drawing brushes,

Cray powder and thread...

The motifs, we get inspiration from insects and all of nature,

Also creators like us and you, who wear our jewellery.

All of us have warm memories of the Sun.

May all the things connect each other

And make a new thread of precious memories.

We make this wish in our creations.

 

 Urushi decoration by Mio Heki the Urushi artist.

The works with Japanese traditional way of Urushi lacquer work,

Are delicately made by hands in a small studio in Kyoto.

Her jewellery is formed from silver, great green turban shells or stones.

They are decorated next with Makie (drawing with urushi and gold powder),

Egg shells, mother of pearl, gold leaf, and thin layers of different shades of Urushi lacquer.

She makes her jewellery with a unique combination of traditional techniques.

All of her works finish with details and become that of brilliance.

 

 Beautiful materials, tools and crafters

That have been developed in Japan from ancient times.

She would like to continue this tradition as long as possible.

 

 The soft and warm texture of Japanese Urushi ware’s surface,

The subtle sparkle of the layer of the colour and the gold thread

日文Hifumi are the gentle glitter jewellery, which brings out the beauty from natural materials.

 

 What is Urushi?

​ Urushi is the milky-white sap drawn from the Urushi tree. It has been used in Japan for over 5.000 years.Red Urushi lacquer wares, such as combs, baskets or clay wares were found in ruins in Japan. Urushi trees can be found all over Asia and each country has their own traditional techniques using Urushi and its products.

 

 

Director,Designer,Lacquerer/漆芸・ジュエリー制作及びデザイン

Mio Heki /日置美緒 

Silver smith,Designer/彫金・デザイン

​Fumie Hasegawa /長谷川郁惠