A popular color combination during the Edo period was red lacquer on a white background as found on ivory items painted with red urushi designs. It made a trend which was at the same time elegant, harmonious and expressive.
The roses of the Nakaya White Roses are painted in white urushi on a shu (red) urushi background. The roses are drawn with a fraction of space between the petals. It makes this Nakaya White Roses very elegant and particular. Note for the gentleman: don’t let the color nor the design startle you. With pens everything is possible!