Incense case of "Rabbit on the wave" decorated with 'makie' and 'raden'.
'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.
In Japan rabbit is the symbol of great advance and its motif has been used in many crafts.
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.