Kirin was carved from a black cow's horn, a fibrous material is difficult to carve in detail. I bleached it in places with hydrogen peroxide, it turned out a very beautiful transition from black to lighter Kirin's face. The whole body of Kirin is covered with hair and scales. The size of every tiny scale is 1 mm. After polishing, the Kirin was covered with Japanese lacquer Kijomi, gold powder Marufun on the curls, ribs protruding slightly on the sides. On its right side, autumn fallen leaves are made using the Maki-e technique using Kanshitsu. The eyes are inlaid three times, mother of pearl, black pupil horn and amber. 11 cm tall. 2020. USA, private collection.