Kikka: Lined Midi Journal
This design was created in the traditional Satsuma style (17th–19th centuries), with gilded polychromatic enamel overglaze applied to the surface in a variety of delicate brush strokes. This decorative style was in high demand in Europe during the second half of the 19th century, and Michiko Kamee’s detailed rendering shows off the techniques of Kyo-Satsuma through precision in line, color choice and breathtakingly beautiful gilding.
The name “Kikka” translates from the Japanese word for chrysanthemum. Similar to the cherry blossom (sakura), the chrysanthemum is a revered national symbol of Japan. Chrysanthemums flower in the fall, and so they are considered the seasonal counterpart to the cherry blossom.
Format: Hardback with elastic closure
Pages: 144 lined
Size: 5.00 x 7.00 inches