Updated at 2022-04-17
The tray in the picture features an olive branch design. Shodo Island in Kagawa Prefecture is the birthplace of Japanese olives. The region surrounding the island is often referred to as the Japanese Mediterranean for its temperate climate and sparse rainfall. The tray was created using two major Kagawa lacquer techniques: zonsei and goto-nuri. The tray is coated with vermilion lacquer and then carved with a blade to create a 3D pattern. Kagawa lacquerware is durable, drop-resistant, and heat-resistant, making it a work of art capable of withstanding daily use.
Agreement date: July 18, 2016
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