Works that are called superior masterpieces
Zogan (incrustation in English) is a technique of carving a base metal and inlaying other metals. Kaga Zogan originates from a metal artisan who was invited by the Maeda family in order to develop a production technology of swords and arms. The base metal is engraved with designs, such as a family crest, and other metals that are different in color, such as gold and silver, are struck and inlayed into the base metal. With a skillful technique, a beautiful pattern and fine lines with a thickness of a few millimeters are made. Presently, Kaga Zogan pendants and accessories are made besides vessels and ornaments.