Fun Link Friday: Lacquerware of Aizu-Wakamatsu

A quickie fun link this week, given the holiday! You all know I’m a sucker for artisanry, so check out this video that was posted by the Japan Information and Culture Center of the Embassy in DC! It features the traditional lacquer (urushi 漆) artisans of Fukushima as they continue to preserve their beautiful craft with some stunning footage of their process. Happy Friday!

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Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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One Response to Fun Link Friday: Lacquerware of Aizu-Wakamatsu

  1. Travis says:

    And if you happen to be in Japan, and are interested in lacquer, the National Museum of Japanese History (Rekihaku) in Sakura, Chiba, has a great exhibit up right now: Lacquerware from the earliest times to the most modern, and from not only (mainland) Japan but from Ryukyu and Ainu cultures as well.

    https://www.rekihaku.ac.jp/exhibitions/project/index.html

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