Wajima-nuri lacquerware from Ishikawa, Japan

Wajima-nuri is a lacquerware from Wajima-city, Ishikawa, Japan. 

Its characteristcs lie not only in the beautiful finish but also the use of high quality powder called jinoko (powdered diatomaceous soil). 

Wajima lacquerware uses decoration techniques like filling carved areas with gold or silver dust to make maki-e: sprinkled picture (or design)

It originated during the Muromachi period (1336-1573) and the current form around 1630AD. 

Wajima lacquerware lasts very long and has over a hundred production process! 

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