art pc KOKUKAN

art pc KOKUKAN

The finish was applied using the traditional nanako-nuri spotted technique synonymous with Tsugaru lacquering. The lacquer finish is done by hand by nanako-nuri master Katsuyoshi Shirakawa. Rapeseeds were carefully applied on the lacquered surface to create the even ring patterns, which is extremely time-consuming, but the result is a masterpiece.
Artists
Woodworker Norio Ishizuka
Lacquerer Katsuyoshi Shirakawa
Carving design Ryou
Case Technique
Wood Shouldered angled T-joints and lock miter joints
Lacquer Gauze-reinforced base, kawari-nuri (mixed) finish
Case Material
Wood Hokkaido red judas
Lacquer Chinese (Chengkou) lacquer, gauze, raw lacquer, earthen dust, polishing power, refined black lacquer, pigment, rapeseed, glossy lacquer.
Function
Playback and writing of CD’s and DVD’s. Save, play and slide-show function for digital cameras or camcorders.
PC Spec
CPU / Core2 Duo P8700(2.53GHz)
Memory / 2GB, MAX 4GB
HDD / SSD 80GB
ODD / Blue Ray Combo
(DVD±RW, dual layer)
Wireless / Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Power / 90W AC Adapter
OS / Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
Office Personal 2007
Internet Security / Norton
Internet Security 2008
Size / W182mm×D181mm×H90mm

Posted by artpcRyou on 2009-05-14 14:08:41

Tagged: , wooden , urushi , pc , art

art pc Aoi

art pc Aoi

[AOI] Done by Koji Takemura, a member of the team which made Tsugaru lacquering Royal Blue ware as a tribute to the Japanese crown prince and princess in celebration of their marriage. The “royal blue” technique was applied to envelop the entire piece in the rare blue color. This is truly a special work, as there are only a handful of Tsugaru lacquer artists capable of producing a piece of such brilliant but exquisite colors.
Artists
Woodworker Norio Ishizuka
Lacquerer Koji Takemura
Carving design Ryou
Case Technique
Wood Shouldered angled T-joints and lock miter joints
Lacquer Gauze-reinforced base, kawari-nuri (mixed) finish
Case Material
Wood Hokkaido red judas
Lacquer Japanese raw lacquer, gauze, earthen dust, polishing power, refined black lacquer, pigment, fat lacquer, glossy lacquer
Function
Playback and writing of CD’s and DVD’s. Save, play and slide-show function for digital cameras or camcorders.
PC Spec
CPU / Core2 Duo P8700(2.53GHz)
Memory / 2GB, MAX 4GB
HDD / SSD 80GB
ODD / Blue Ray Combo
(DVD±RW, dual layer)
Wireless / Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Power / 90W AC Adapter
OS / Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
Office Personal 2007
Internet Security / Norton
Internet Security 2008
Size / W182mm×D182mm×H90mm

Posted by artpcRyou on 2009-05-14 14:08:43

Tagged: , pc , urushi , wooden , art

art pc SYAKUKOU

art pc SYAKUKOU

This work was painstakingly shaven with a plane by hand by Shuzo Shingu, an up-and-coming artist living in the Uji district of Kyoto. One never tires of gazing at the delicate craftsmanship. Its simple shape is in contrast to the kawari-nuri (mixed) finish, which blends lacquer with tin powder to produce a richly expressive feel.
Artists
Woodworker Norio Ishizuka
Lacquerer Shuzo Shingu
Carving design Shuzo Shingu,Ryou
Case Technique
Wood Shouldered angled T-joints and lock miter joints
Lacquer Gauze-reinforced base, kawari-nuri (mixed) finish
Case Material
Wood Hokkaido red judas
Lacquer Chinese (Chengkou) lacquer, gauze, earthen dust, polishing power, tin power, glossy black lacquer
Function
Playback and writing of CD’s and DVD’s. Save, play and slide-show function for digital cameras or camcorders.
PC Spec
CPU / Core2 Duo P8700(2.53GHz)
Memory / 2GB, MAX 4GB
HDD / SSD 80GB
ODD / Blue Ray Combo
(DVD±RW, dual layer)
Wireless / Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Power / 90W AC Adapter
OS / Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
Office Personal 2007
Internet Security / Norton
Internet Security 2008
Size / W182mm×D181mm×H90mm

Posted by artpcRyou on 2009-05-14 14:08:42

Tagged: , art , pc , urushi , wooden

art pc kokusui

art pc kokusui

[KOKUSUI]

The PC case in the KOKUSUI series is made of Japanese red judas tree grown in Hokkaido that has been set out to dry naturally over 10 years. The lacquer finish and carving are masterfully done by young artist and Kanazawa resident Seiichiro Fujino. The entire PC is shaped with carving techniques to produce distinctive smooth curves. The tamenuri (“layered lacquer”) technique used involves applying multiple layers of shuai (translucent red) lacquer. The hazy pattern of the silver leaf and red lacquer applied underneath can be discerned through the translucent shuai.
Artists
Woodworker Norio Ishizuka
Lacquerer Seiichiro Fujino
Carving design Seiichiro Fujino,Ryou
Case Technique
Wood Shouldered angled T-joints and lock miter joints
Lacquer

Gauze-reinforced base, extra glossy finish, rubbed lacquer finish (for the wood surface)
Case Material
Wood Hokkaido red judas
Lacquer Chinese (Chengkou) lacquer, shuai translucent red lacquer, gauze, earthen dust, polishing powder, pigment, silver foil
Function
Playback and writing of CD’s and DVD’s. Save, play and slide-show function for digital cameras or camcorders. TV program recording (digital broadcast compatibility is optional)
PC Spec
CPU / Core2 Duo T9500 (2.60GHz)
Memory / 2GB, MAX 4GB
HDD / 320GB
ODD / Super-Multi (DVD±RW, dual layer)
Wireless / PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
Media Card Slot / 4 in 1
Power / 65W AC Adapter
OS / Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
Office Personal 2007
Internet Security / Norton
Internet Security 2008
Size /W230mmxD262mmxH84mm

*CPU, Memory, HDD upgrades optional

Posted by artpcRyou on 2009-05-14 14:05:10

Tagged: , urushi , art , pc , wooden

art pc AOI

art pc AOI

[AOI] Done by Koji Takemura, a member of the team which made Tsugaru lacquering Royal Blue ware as a tribute to the Japanese crown prince and princess in celebration of their marriage. The “royal blue” technique was applied to envelop the entire piece in the rare blue color. This is truly a special work, as there are only a handful of Tsugaru lacquer artists capable of producing a piece of such brilliant but exquisite colors.
Artists
Woodworker Norio Ishizuka
Lacquerer Koji Takemura
Carving design Ryou
Case Technique
Wood Shouldered angled T-joints and lock miter joints
Lacquer Gauze-reinforced base, kawari-nuri (mixed) finish
Case Material
Wood Hokkaido red judas
Lacquer Japanese raw lacquer, gauze, earthen dust, polishing power, refined black lacquer, pigment, fat lacquer, glossy lacquer
Function
Playback and writing of CD’s and DVD’s. Save, play and slide-show function for digital cameras or camcorders.
PC Spec
CPU / Core2 Duo P8700(2.53GHz)
Memory / 2GB, MAX 4GB
HDD / SSD 80GB
ODD / Blue Ray Combo
(DVD±RW, dual layer)
Wireless / Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Power / 90W AC Adapter
OS / Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
Office Personal 2007
Internet Security / Norton
Internet Security 2008
Size / W182mm×D182mm×H90mm

Posted by artpcRyou on 2009-05-14 14:05:09

Tagged: , urushi , art , pc , wooden , mouse