Japanese Ceramics & Works of Art Object Details

Tsugaru lacquer dish Japan, early 20th century



26.5cm wide


The Tsuagaru Nuri technique first began at the end of the 17th century in what is now Tsugaru district in Hirosaki city in Aomori prefecture. It is composed of layers of lacquer with various metals and shells sprinkled onto the surface in order to create complex polychrome patterns.

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