Updated at 2022-04-15
Japanese lacquerware has been exported since the Edo period, and European socialites love the simple elegance of Japanese lacquerware. Making Japanese lacquerware is highly complex, with more than 40 different procedures from material processing to coating. Due to its sturdiness, durability, and artistic features, lacquerware has many practical applications, including kitchenware, cabinetry, and containers. Lacquerware is also frequently presented as gifts during major diplomatic gatherings.
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