Did you know?: History of Okinawan lacquerware

Did you know?: History of Okinawan lacquerware

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

The history of lacquerware, which is an important craft in Okinawa, dates back to the 14th or 15th century. Okinawan lacquerware was highly valued as one of the best gifts for its artifice and artistry. In addition to its own “tsuikin” embellishment method, the Okinawan lacquerware developed by applying other skills such as “raden (mother-of-pearl inlay)” or “makie (gold-relief).”

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