The restoration of a temple’s Hyogu

the time of our 1st President. It’s not that we use special tools or materials because it’s for temples, but we basically aim at achieving durability of more than 50 years because temples will last for many generations.

In addition to “gilding” explained in Traditional Techniques, we produce ceiling paintings as well as sliding doors and folding screens for temples.

In addition to newly creating products, we also receive many orders for “restoration.” Because the restoration of historical items such as wall paintings requires careful work, our staff members brace up for it upon undertaking.

Work processes of wall-painting restoration

1. Removing dust from surface

First, deliberately remove dust from the surface.
If there’s any dust, it affects the finish because glue is used in a later process.

壁画修復 京表具 repair

2. Preventing fallings

Stabilize the ink and prevent uplift of deteriorated paper.

剥落止め 壁画修復 repair

3. Fixing torn parts

In order to do the next process,omotebari, evenly, reinforce torn parts in advance.

壁画修復 破れ止め repair

4. Omotebari

Place paper on the surface (omotebari) so that dirty pieces of paper on the wall can be easily peeled off.

壁画修復 表貼り repair

Restore the mandala of the Temple ceiling

Placing Mandala paintings on the ceiling of a temple in Singapore.