Plum Maki-e Yamanaka Lacquerware Small Three Tiered Box
A small Yamanaka Lacquerware box with a picture of plum blossoms decorated with "Maki-e". The cute shape, size, and adorable designs make these items a joy to use by yourself or give to others.
Plum blossoms have been a favorite flower in Japan for a long time, and are a motif often used in kimonos and tableware. The plum blossoms are considered to be auspicious, as they are the first to bloom as soon as the cold winter has passed, making people feel happy and announcing the beginning of the new season.
"Maki-e" is a lacquerware decoration technique in which design is drawn in lacquer, over which gold, silver or other metal powder is sprinkled while the lacquer is wet.
It can be used to hold delicacies, condiments, accessories, making it an eye-catching item for your table.
- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: D6cm(2.4in) x H6.7cm(2.6in)
- Material: Wood
- Coating: Lacquer
- Origin: Made in Japan - Yamanaka Lacquerware
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about yamanaka lacquerware
Yamanaka lacquerware is produced in the Yamanaka Onsen area of Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture, and has a history of about 400 years.
The traditional techniques of Yamanaka lacquerware were highly evaluated and became known throughout Japan, despite a period of temporary interruption.
It is characterized by the use of wood grain patterns to express a natural texture, and is made with great attention to detail.
It was designated as a traditional craft by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry in 1975.