Daifuku is a type of filled mochi or rice cake which has a similar shape to this shade and inspired its name. But the shape gives a nice compact shade at only 20cm high with an interesting and unusual shape. The Hemp Asaraku paper has long fibers with random holes in the paper made by water drops dropping on the half-made paper. Hemp is quite rare as a paper and it will lose it's bright whiteness and soften a tiny bit as it ages.
- 45cm Diameter, 20cm High (approximately)
- Shade only, if you like the cordset, it is available here
- These shades now attach directly to the flex, you have a choice of a White or Black cord grip. These will work with any diameter flex/cable as long as it is round, not flat, and will work in any country
- Washi paper from Gifu (see our Care Guide)
- Lamp shade made by hand at Fushitani Shouten in Nagoya, Japan
Fushitani san’s father started the company in 1962 after completing a traditional ten-year apprenticeship. This family company keeps using traditional techniques and materials but also seeks to innovate. They have developed new styles of chōchin (Japanese paper lights) like the double-layered shades and sectioned shades.
For Fushitani san, tradition is innovation, accepting new challenges is a necessity for the future. His main motivation is introducing Japanese paper lampshades to overseas and connecting people in the world through his works. Half of his business is firmly in traditional Japan: making lamps for temples and restaurants, but the other half is making modern paper lamp shades for both the domestic and overseas market.