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Producing area

*"nuri" means coating, "shikki" means lacquerware.

Tsugaru-nuri (Aomori pref)

Edo period is estimated to start.
Using a Hiba of softwood as material, wide range of lacquer products have been built around the tray.
It is characterized in Kawari-nuri.

Johoji-nuri (Iwate pref)

Lacquer tree had many native, Japan's leading producer of liquid lacquer.
Goyama-goki that monks had been using is the beginning, plain practical goods are made mainly.

Hidehira-nuri (Iwate pref)

Heian period is estimated to start.
Bowl of square gold leaf and Bengara pattern is famous.

Kawatsura-shikki (Akita pref)

Originally began coating of armor.
Practical lacquerware that uses a beech.

Naruko-shikki (Miyagi pref)

Naruko because of the birthplace of Kokeshi, Hikimono making was thriving.
Fuki-urushi finish and Kijiro-nuri, miscellaneous device that has been subjected to Kawari-nuri has been made.

Aizu-nuri (Fukushima pref)

Sengoku period is estimated to start.
There is a feature in the decoration, such as Maki-e and lacquer painting called Aizu picture.
It has prospered as a mass production lacquerware production areas since ancient times.

Kamakura-bori (Kanagawa pref)

Kamakura period, while under the influence of such Tsuishu which was handed down along with Zen Buddhism, it is the beginning and that was making the Buddhist altar fittings.
Mainly carved pattern of Japanese-style flower in Katsura tree base, and finish in black lacquer, red iron oxide lacquer, vermilion lacquer.

Odawara-shikki (Kanagawa pref)

In the Muromachi period, it is said the beginning that lacquered shaped vessels and bowls with potter's wheel.
It use the zelkova as material. Fuki-urushi finish and Kijiro-nuri are popular.

Shizuoka-shikki (Shizuoka pref)

Edo period is estimated to start. It became one of the leading export lacquerware production areas in the Meiji era.
Over the Showa era from the Taisho era, variety of Kawari-nuri has been made.

Kiso-shikki (Nagano pref)

Edo period is estimated to start.
Kiso Shunkei-nuri that was a cypress in the material was favored by tea masters.
Such as soba tools and altar have been made with rust soil on the material.

Hida-Shunkei-nuri (Gifu pref)

Using cypress or Sawara for the material, to sashimono such as circular box and nest of boxes, Shunkei-nuri is applied to look beautiful grain.
Mainly tea utensils have been made.

Wajima-nuri (Ishikawa pref)

Lacquerware producing area representing Japan. Muromachi period is estimated to start.
Powder of diatomaceous earth caught in Wajima is used for the material.
Brilliant decoration, such as Makie and Chinkin is frequently used.

Yamanaka-shikki (Ishikawa pref)

16th century is estimated to start.
Fuki-urushi finish is applied on the shaved decorative material.

Kanazawa-shikki (Ishikawa pref)

Edo period is estimated to start.
Kaga-Maki-e is famous.

Takaoka-shikki (Toyama pref)

Famous painting way is affected by the technology introduced from Kyoto like Tsuishu.
There are Yusuke-nuri, Aogai-nuri, Chokoku-nuri.

Echizen-shikki (Fukui pref)

In this region, lacquer collection is actively carried out from a long time ago, it was producing a high quality lacquer.
It is also called Kawada-nuri. There is demanded for commercial lacquerware often.

Kyo-shikki (Kyoto)

Kyoto has a style to traditional art Maki-e, has had an impact on the lacquerware producing areas of the country.
Techniques of various Maki-e have been established in the Kamakura period.
Grindstone powder and earth powder of Yamashna region are used for the material all over the country.

Ouchi-nuri (Yamaguchi pref)

Muromachi period is estimated to start.
Its features overcoated rouge painted vermilion.
Such as the famous foil of diamond that was stylized Ouchi's family crest.

Kagawa-shikki (Kagawa pref)

Edo period is estimated to start.
It has its own technique that was completed by researching Kinma of Thailand, and Zonsei of China.

Kurume-rantai-shikki (Fukuoka pref)

Here to come by good quality bamboo from the old days, bamboo knitting was the prosperous.
It characterized by stitch looks of bamboo painted lacquer.

Ryukyu-shikki (Okinawa pref)

Vivid vermilion features.
Technique called Tsuikin, how to stick to the surface of the vessel kneaded the color of the powder in the lacquer, is used for decoration.
Very light wood that Deigo is used for the material.