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Fukui Lacquerware at the Urushi no Sato Kaikan

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22. March. 2018

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The beauty of Japanese lacquerware is famous throughout the world. It is said that 1,500 years ago, the artisans of Echizen repaired the 26th emperor’s crown using lacquer made from the sap of the Urushi tree and presented him with a traditional handmade bowl. Their work was of such excellence that it deeply impressed the emperor and he ordered the artisans to spread their craft throughout the country. This made Echizen one of the oldest production districts in Japan.

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