藤本 悟《 雅号: 紅雲 》/ 小松 昭雄《 雅号：寿山 》/佐藤 満《 二代 木寿 》
This skill is said to have been introduced in Miyajima during the period 1848 to 1858. A manual turner was then used, but in the early-mid Meiji period, a foot step was developed, and the skill of Rokuro Zaiki rapidly developed as other technology evolved. During the end of the Meiji and Taisho periods, nearly 300 turnery craftsmen moved to Miyajima in order to refine their skills.
This skill is passed down even now, and there are a wide range of daily use products such as round trays, sweet containers, tea powder containers, tea cup trays, incense containers, and other artistic pieces of work.
Every product has the warmth of a handmade craft, and this is because people in Miyajima also passed down the feeling of care and love in their preservation of nature and trees. It is not brightly lacquered, no colored, yet it has a unique depth.
The natural grain is the most enduring feature of Miyajima Rokuro Zaiku.
広川 和男《 雅号: 一仙 》 / 平山 宣昭《 雅号: 木仙 》
The quality of Miyajima Bori comes from the way the chisel is used to carve the wood. The skill when using the chisel either delicately and/or with strength makes all the difference.
The craftsmen place the edge of the chisel against the surface of the wood and move it through rapidly to carve without a rough sketch, gradually revealing the shape of the beautiful Otorii. There are traditional ways of carving to make the work appear three dimensional, and to make the background subtle, yet effective.
It was created by the woodworkers and cabinet makers who visited Miyajima for the construction of shrines and temples. Miyajima Bori started at the end of the Edo period. The wisdom of the ancestors was substantial, and these tips were passed down. The trays with many carvings are practical for daily use and the cups never fail. They are not colored, but they do not get stained by the tea because the craftmen wipe the material with tea in advance.