Updated at 2022-04-25
Zokoku-nuri is a traditional lacquering technique passed down over generations in Kagawa. The name is taken from the father of Kagawa lacquerware, Zokoku Tamakaji. Zokoku was a lacquer artisan during the Edo period. He devoted himself to studying the lacquer techniques of different cultures and extracting the features of Japanese, Chinese, Southasian lacquer art. He finally invented a lacquer style unique to Kagawa that popularized throughout the nation. Zokoku-nuri is one of the five major Kagawa lacquer techniques, including kinma, goto-nuri, zonsei, and choshitsu.
Agreement date: July 18, 2016
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