Japanese traditional culture: shikki(japan), lacquerware 3

Today’s topic is a history of lacquerware. This is a continued from the last article. So, please check it before reading this one.In the Meiji era, Japanese government decided to open its port and started trading with other countries. At the same time, lacquerware became to valued high at the exhibition of Europe.

In the Heisei era, it is pretty famous that medals with lacquer were made for Nagano Olympic. And at present, it is recognized as daily use, traditional craft and art.

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