Negoro-nuri style lacquerware

 

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Lacquerware originating from Negoro Temple in Wakayama Prefecture is called negoro-nuri. Continue reading Negoro-nuri style lacquerware

Peeled Cherry Bark Wares: sakura-kawa-zaiku

Cherry bark work (sakura-kawa-zaiku) is a handicraft from Akita prefecture in the north- eastern part of Honshu, the main island of Japan. It uses peeled cherry bark from mountain cherry trees (yamazakura) to make items such as small plates, tea caddies or letter cases.

Cherry Bark letter case lid
Cherry Bark letter case lid

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