Updated at 2022-04-15
The decorative pattern in the picture comes from the Edo period. It was inspired by the Hatsune chapter of "The Tale of Genji" and created for the wedding of General Lemitsu Tokugawa's eldest daughter. Later, this decorative pattern became known as Hatsune. Aidu-nuri is a lacquer technique developed in Fukushima. The most prominent feature is that it can be integrated with another lacquer technique, maki-e. During the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Japanese government gifted delegations four traditional Japanese crafts. One of these crafts was aidu-nuri lacquerware.
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