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Aizu Urushi Lacquerware

Aizu Urushi Lacquerware has a very long history – predating lacquerware from Wajima or Tsushima. Aizu Lacquerware was originally produced in areas of Aizu that experience very heavy annual snowfall. The industry began to boom about 400 years ago - this development was initiated by feudal lord Gamo Ujisato’s endorsement of Aizu Lacquerware. From then onwards, techniques used in the production of Aizu Lacquerware were refined and Aizu Lacquerware became very famous in Japan.

Information

Location
Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture
Blog
https://rediscoverfukushima.com/2018/06/20/aizu-urushi-chopstick-making-experience/
Website
Aizu Urushi Tour (Tema Hima Utsuwa Tabi) English Guide: http://tematrip.com/blog/news/2312

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