Updated at 2022-04-17
In Japan, there is a saying, “You can tell whether the food is good by looking at the tableware,” highlighting the value that Japanese people attach to quality tableware. The Japanese use an array of pots, plates, bowls, dishes, boxes, and jugs to serve different purposes, adding artistic value to everyday life. Zokoku-nuri is a technique exclusively used in Kagawa lacquerware and commonly applied to tea trays and round plates. Black powder extracted from wild zizania latifolia is added as decoration to create roughness yet elegant lacquerware.
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