Traditional Craft

Wakasa-nuri Lacquer

Elegant lacquerware items that boast a history of more than 400 years. They are both solid and graceful, with a feeling of weight and style, and are highly prized by lacquerware connoisseurs.

Unique designs are made by making a foundation of pine needles or cypress leaves, layering colored lacquer with egg shell or mollusk shell, and polishing the surface. Craftsmen make each piece from the wood up, in a long and difficult process, coating many layers of lacquer. That's what makes them the high class souvenirs they are today.

Related Photos
Getting To & From International Airports