The lacquer work is one of the most important Japanese traditional art.
Many Japanese young artists use the material to make accessary, objet,
stationary or tableware with modern design.
I like to see those works as those people take over
our traditional art to next generations.
The history of the lacquer work of our country is old and it goes back approximately 5, 500 years ago.
The lacquer painted an earthenware vessel and a wooden implement
with keeps coating good condition even today after 5,000 years.
It shows the lacquered surprising durability.
The oldest existing Japanese Kuden-style zushi is ‘Tamamushi no zushi’ in the Horyuji Temple.
Those lacquer work are representative cultural assets of our country.
The lacquer is the material to represent Japan.
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