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Who Is Seiwa?

Brand

Seiwa is located in the heart of Kyoto, and specializes in various Japanese traditional crafts. They have a history of more than 30 years, and thanks to their longstanding relationship with Chinese companies they collaborate with, they are able to offer high-quality products at a very reasonable price.

japanese buddhist statues

Materials

Seiwa uses three types of wood materials for their statues:
  • Keyaki (欅): Otherwise called Zelkova serrata, Japanese zelkova or Japanese elm, this material becomes amber / light brown as time passes, which makes the statues look even better. The tree is a species of the genus Zelkova native to Japan, Korea, eastern China and Taiwan
  • Tsuge (黄楊): Otherwise called Buxus microphylla, the Japanese box or littleleaf box, this material is solid and has a yellowish color. It is often used in hanko (seals used in East Asia) and combs. It is becoming harder to get Tsuge in high quality. The tree is a species of Buxus native to Japan and Taiwan
  • Hinoki (桧) : The material used in Seiwa's products is imported, and therefore strictly speaking it is different from the species of cypress native to Japan. The material exudes an appearance similar to Thujopsis dolabrata

Packaging

The statues are carefully packaged for international shipping:


buddhist statues packaging


Japanese buddhist statues