Incense case of "Bat in the milkey way" decorated with 'makie' and 'raden'.
A bat motief is a symbol of happy in China.
'Makie' and 'raden' are Japanese traditional techniques of decorating lacquerware with powders of gold and small pieces of shells.
Gold and shells shine beautifully especially in sunlight.
Hakucho is a superb makie artist.
she began to learn makie from her father, 'Ikkei' who is a makie master craftsman of tortoiseshell.
She creates various new designs using makie technique.