During the Edo Period, superbly crafted Kanazawa lacquerware was held in such high regard that it was given as gifts to samurai lords, and even as tribute to the shogun himself. One signature technique was maki-e, in which gold dust is sprinkled over designs painted in wet lacquer. The gold created a glittering contrast with the deep hues for which Japanese lacquer is famous.
Nosaku has been dealing in lacquerware since 1780. On their elegant premises, full of the atmosphere of old Japan, they offer you the rare opportunity to make a maki-e piece of your own.
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