"Urushi-nuri, is the lacquer ware in Japan" Top 5 Page for this destination Japan Local Custom Tip by gogonicetrip

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Urishi-nuri is a Japanese traditional craft that is the exquisite lacquer ware.

The most famous lacquer ware is Wajima-nuri, that producing in Wajima Ishikawa-ken.

Using handmade tools the Kijishi prepares the wooden bases for the Togishi, who duplicate with amazing accuracy the desired shapes.

The Nushi then lacquers these wooden bases repeatedly until achieving a finish worthy of the name of Wajima-nuri.
The lacquer base is finally enhanced with ornamental work done by the Makieshi.

The process bestows Wajima-nuri object with a finish and durability admire throughout the world.

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  • Updated Mar 5, 2007
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