Pine Echizen Lacquerware Black Side Plate Set
These Echizen Lacquerware side plates are exquisite items combining the elegant black shine of lacquer with the detailed gold designs made with "Chinkin."
"Chinkin" is a traditional technique used to create detailed designs with gold and silver on lacquerware surfaces. Unlike Maki-e, where gold leaves and powder are directly applied to a surface, for Chinkin, shallow and very thin grooves are made onto the surface which are then filled with gold leaves and powder. This method gives the gold designs an almost "sunken" appearance on the beautiful lacquerware surface. The literal definition of Chinkin is "sunken gold" in Japanese.
The thin pine needles are beautifully depicted with Chinkin on the hand coated black lacquer surface. These side plates are perfect for Japanese sweets when entertaining guests or for celebratory occasions. This set includes 5 plates so they can be used for parties or gatherings for up to 5 people. Enjoy the exquisite designs of gold and the shine of Echizen lacquerware with these beautifully crafted side plates.
Echizen lacquerware has developed techniques for product diversification and mass production in response to changing lifestyles and market needs. Echizen lacquerware is easy to use, durable, and beautiful, and is loved not only by households but also by cooking professionals, accounting for more than 80% of all lacquerware for the food industry and commercial use in Japan.
- Quantity: 5pcs
- Dimension: D13.6cm(5.4in) x H2cm(0.8in)
- Material: Wood, Gold
- Origin: Made in Japan - Echizen Lacquerware
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"Over 1500 years of tradition as the lacquer village"
Echizen lacquerware originated around the city of Sabae in Fukui Prefecture, in the northern part of Japan. Known for its subdued luster and elegant beauty with a history going back more than 1,500 years. It is produced by experienced artisans, each specializing in one step of the production process.Along with the changing lifestyles of Japanese people and market needs, Echizen lacquerware has developed diversified products and created technology for mass production. Echizen lacquerware is not only composed of the traditional kind, where wood is coated with natural "Urushi (lacquer)", but also of industrial lacquerware, which is produced using synthetic resins and paints.Today, Echizen ware represents more than 80% of the lacquerware for domestic food industry and business use. New styles of cutting-edge Echizen lacquerware continue to be released. This is a region that is not only home to centuries of tradition, but also reinventing itself through innovation.