Updated at 2022-04-17
Yamanaka lacquerware was founded in the Tensho period. It is said that a master potter arrived in Daishoji and passed on his skills to craftspeople in the region. Later, these craftspeople settled in Yamanaka, creating essential tableware, such as plates and bowls. There are three distinct techniques used in Yamanaka lacquerware. The first is Maki-e, which is the addition of gold and silver powder to the lacquer. The second is sensuji, which is the use of extremely thin lines to create patterns. The third is zogan, which is the inlay of gold or silver. Yamanaka lacquerware has received praise in various exhibitions for outstanding craftsmanship.
Agreement date: May 19, 2016
Area: 305.87 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 66,330
Main industries: Tourism, manufacturing