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[Suruga Maki-e Lacquerware]

Gorgeous maki-e lacquerware with distinctive, fresh designs

Maki-e involves creating a pattern in lacquer, and then adding decoration by scattering powdered metals and shells on the lacquer before it dries. It is a craft with a long history which can be traced all the way back to the Nara period. It is said that maki-e began to be produced in Suruga around 1828, and the fresh, gorgeously expressed patterns with flowers, birds, plants and trees as subjects gave birth to "Suruga maki-e". "Keshifun maki-e" using finely ground gold leaf ("keshifun") is the mainstay of Suruga maki-e, and items like trinket boxes which can readily become a part of everyday life are also made.
Posted photos Main Suruga maki-e mouse pads
Two photos Upper Suruga maki-e (ornamental hairpins, hair clasp, hand mirror, card case, maki-e frame), lower Suruga three maki-e items (boxes and bowl)

Stores where you can purchase Suruga maki-e lacquerware

● Sunpu Rakuichi Shizuoka Station Asty store
Address 47 Kurogane-cho, Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka
Phone +81-54-251-1147 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Holidays January 1st
Price Ornamental hairpin from 4,320 yen, Hair clasp from 3,240 yen, Hand mirror from 3,888 yen, Mouse pad 3,800 yen, Card case 6,912 yen, Maki-e frame 16,740 yen
Access Alight at "Shizuoka Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.
Photo credit Local Industry Unit, Industrial Promotion Section, Shizuoka City, Sunpu Rakuichi

updated on Mar 30, 2018

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