Sunday, November 27, 2011
Japanese Kamakura Lacquered Wood is a Buddhist tradition that has been passed down in history for over 800 years. Kamakura is famous for its sculpted wooden trays. They are flawlessly made and meticulously lacquered. Japanese craftsmanship at its finest.
Light of Day Workshop Hall, located at 3-12-19 Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture
From the workshop website "(We are) a very strong (workshop) among lacquer ware, especially "lacquer and wood" to get the warmth of Cedar. (We craft) jujube tea box, etc., to allow us to meet any customer orders, and all repeated daily in artisan training workshop. Based on 800 years of tradition, (we) work to protect exactly the sight, and also (look forward to) a new challenge every year."
A link to the Light of Day Workshop Hall (in Japanese)
Kamakura Lacquerware Trade Association Website (in Japanese)
Japanese Arts Website Section on Lacquerwork