Friday, September 2, 2016

Hakone Yosegi Zaiku

One of my students took a trip with his family and he brought me back this beautiful wood bookmark.

This Japanese craft is unique to Hakone and has been designated as the traditional handcraft by the Minister of International Trade and Industry. You can see photos and read how this technique is done on the website here.  I am very pleased with my gift and will treasure it.


  1. wow Pamela this is beautiful xx

  2. Isn't it fascinating that these paper thin bookmarks are made of WOOD!?

  3. I always found marquetry fascinating. The colors of the different woods are lovely.

  4. Oh WOW!! I would never use it! I think you would find it on my wall!! Beautiful.
    xx, Carol