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TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

Kanagawa

Kamakura Bori

Kamakura Carved and Lacquered Ware

Laquer Ware

When denomination of Buddhism called Zen Buddhism came from Chugoku in the Kamakura era, much art industrial art objects have been imported together.

When Zen Buddhism was introduced from China during the Kamakura period (1185-1333), many arts and crafts were imported at the same time. Sculptors of Buddhist images and carpenters who built temples and shrines were influenced by examples of carved lacquer ware called tsuishu and tsuikoku that were amongst these Chinese imports.

Kanagawa

Odawara Shikki

Odawara Lacquer Ware

Laquer Ware

It is in the middle of the Muromachi era, and it is said to be opening to have painted container of turnery made using abundant wood of Mount Hakone origin with lacquer.

The earliest examples of this ware were pieces of lacquered turned goods made from the plentiful supplies of wood available from the mountains around Hakone in the Muromachi period (1333-1568).

Kanagawa

Hakone Yosegi Zaiku

Hakone Wood Mosaic Work

Woodcraft, Bamboo Craftwork

It was begun being Hatajuku of Mount Hakone late in the Edo era, and marquetry ware by revolt marquetry ware and unit pattern was mainstream while it was the beginning.

This form of marquetry began at the post town in the mountains of Hakone about the middle of the 19th century. At first it was mainly an unstructured form of marquetry or one using a simple pattern. Then in the 1870s, marquetry skills from around Shizuoka were introduced and now Hakone Yosegi Zaiku is well known for its extremely fine handwork and as being the only craft of its kind in Japan.