A Gakuso Framed Picture in the Main Building of a Temple

In the recess of the main hall of a newly built temple outside of Kyoto, we created a piece that covers an entire wall with pure gold leaf. Since gold leaf is more delicate than torinoko and other types of washi paper, and reflected light will bring attention to any bumps, craters, or minute dust and dirt particles on the wall prior to application, we had to be extremely careful. Therefore we did not apply the gold leaf directly. Instead, we first put down an underlay of four sheets of washi paper to create the smooth finish seen here.


安達表具店は、京都市上京区の南端、二条城の北沿いにほど近い猪熊通に事務所と工房を構えて95年(令和2年現在)の歴史ある京表具店です。 日本の建築に欠かすことのできない襖、障子の新調、張り替え、製作だけでなく、額装や屏風、掛け軸までを幅広く取り扱っております。