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Introducing Traditional Culture

Shikki, Lacquerware
Bowls, chopsticks, and other crafts painted with lacquer are called shikki. The lacquer is made by mixing the pigment and sap of the lacquer tree.
One of the techniques used to create shikki lacquerware is makie. It is a decorative technique in which gold and silver powder is sprinkled before the lacquer completely adheres to the surface. When the lacquer dries, it is painted again with lacquer and polished.
The other decorative technique for lacquerware is raden. Ra means shell and den is to decorate. In this technique, the shiny pearl-like part of a shell is cut into thin pieces, applied on the surface of lacquerware to create a design. As shown on the image below, the contrast of shiny jewel-like design of raden and the calm deep color made by lacquer is truly mesmerizing.
There are craft shops in Minato City which sell various kinds of lacquerwares. In some stores, you can see craftsmen demonstrating their authentic techniques. If you have a chance, please stop by. You may be inspired by the craftsmen’s endless effort and creativity.

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The image of shikki lacquerware with raden decoration is provided by THE COVER NIPPON.


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