Nikko-bori carving is one of the popular souvenirs
of Nikko. Especially, nameplate is one of the most. Craftsman demonstrates
in front of you in some shops. It takes 4-5 minutes to curve after
you order, and pricing range is from 2000yen to 3000yen. Also, there
are small drawer, tray, wall tapestry and hand mirror, and so on.
The craftsman uses a unique graver. Skilled craftsman
draws the letters and patterns as if he uses writing brush. The
way of carving by single graver is called Ittoh-bori. Nameplate
of Ittoh-bori has a cubic effect on each letter. However, craftsmen
are becoming less nowadays, so Ittoh-bori is becoming more precious.