Updated at 2024-02-23
Japanese lacquer has a history of several thousand years, and Kagawa Prefecture is a key region for lacquer production in Japan. Kagawa lacquer techniques combine features of Chinese, Japanese, and Southeast Asian styles. Kagawa lacquerware is loved not only by residents of Kagawa but also by people worldwide. Therefore, Kagawa is known as the Kingdom of Lacquerware. The longstanding popularity of Kagawa lacquerware is closely associated with its aesthetic and practicality. Lacquerware is non-conductive of heat and not easily damaged. It also becomes more elegant with age. Therefore, the culture of Japanese lacquerware is passed down through practical use.
Alliance Date: July 18, 2016
Area: 1,876.72 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 926,000 people
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