How to make Yosegi
IYosegi is a Japanese marquetry art born more than 200 years ago in Hakone, Japan.
Body top became flat and restrained colors, but the textures remain beautifully visible
This was sent from Hakone to a high-end guitar manufacturer, giving birth to the world's first-ever Yosegi guitar.
The guitar body with Zuku attached is amazing and much more beautiful than the photograph shows. Zuku textures look like real silk fibers.
it becomes durable and long-lasting after being firmly attached and coated on wood parts of musical instruments.
“Zuku” is made by slicing a side of the seed block as thin as paper with a Japanese-style plane.
These wound together wood pieces that have each pattern are combined to make a big seed block.
Yosegi marquetry is created by cutting wood into thin sticks, with triangle or square-shaped sides, and winding them together to show geometrical patterns.
Features of Yosegi are natural wood colors woven together in geometrical patterns.
wood sticks, with triangle or square-shaped sides, and winding them together to show geometrical patterns