Maruni’s karakami coordinates 67 stylized patterns, pigments enhanced with flecks of mica and crushed oyster shell, several handmade paper varieties and tailored print layouts. Their profusion of patterns are lyrical in their naming: akikusa or fall grasses; ogumo or big clouds; kanzesui, water swirls.
Urushi karakami, an exclusive material innovated by Maruni, combines the understated chic of karakami with the smooth brilliance of lacquer. This new technique finishes the sheets with a resistant layer of natural lacquer that intensifies in color and with particular lighting. In this form, karakami resembles a work of art.