Watch how incredibly delicate Japanese gold leaf is made and applied


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#2

FYI:


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Pretty sure that technique predates Japan. I don’t mean it’s been used before the Japanese used it, I mean it’s older than the nation of Japan.


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Here is a link to The Making of Gold Leaf , a detailed fourteen minute video that I have enjoyed watching more than once.


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The original video has more going on w/o the text overlays:

Another video from this trade association has been linked here… ah yes, Rob Beschizza posted this one about marquetry earlier. Do check out all the videos on that account; they’re all lovely well-edited little vignettes.


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And it isn’t even a specific japanese technique. It was/is used all over asia and the Middle East


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