Mr. Kirimoto's Business Card Case

The first time I met this card case was about a year and a half ago.

I was in Kanazawa at the time, and a friend of mine, Otsu, had just introduced me to Mr. Kirimoto. Of course one of the first things we did was exchange business cards. He reached inside his chest pocket and pulled out a case I'd never seen before. I was simply surprised.

Typically I think of business card cases as being made out of leather or plastic. Occasionally out of steel. But there was something different about the material of this card case.

I proceeded to ask, "What's it made of?" to which Kirimoto replied, "lacquer".