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“Urushi”, the Beautiful and Dangerous Art of Japanese Lacquerware

There are many beautiful and preserved craft techniques in Japan that have withstood the erosion of time and remain precious traditions today. A good example of this would be the handmade kimono, and especially “kuro montsukizome”, the art of applying dark black dye that was almost forgotten but revived by using it with modern clothing.…

Traditional Art Maki-e, Laquer Ware of Royalty

Japan is a country of many traditional arts and crafts. Even in this modern age, the traditions which have started from over a hundred years ago still remain. The crafts being made in Japan are quite beautiful due to their culture of work precision and the dedication of the craftsmen who create it.   kakuman.net/…