Kawatsura ShikkiKawatsura Lacquer Ware
It is done with opening that we gave vassal an order for younger brother of feudal lord who ruled over this district in the Kamakura era painting arms with lacquer using beech and lacquer cut and brought down from local mountain as side job.
It was from the middle of Edo era that the making of bowl began in earnest and developed later around present Kawatsura, Odate, 3 districts of three pear and prospered as production center of public life article.
The beginnings of this craft go back to the Kamakura period (1185-1333), when the younger brother of the lord of the fief who ruled this area, ordered the retainers to take up lacquering pieces of armor and weaponry as a job, using locally tapped lacquer and Japanese beech cut from the mountains in the area. The making of bowls began in earnest in the middle of the Edo period (1600-1868) and by the end of the period work was concentrated on the three districts of Kawatsura in what is now Inakawa-cho, Odate and Minashi and the making of everyday pieces of household goods flourished in what had become a production center.
The carcasses of all the pieces are made of wood on to which natural lacquer is applied. There is no one particular feature that characterizes this ware but, because emphasis is placed on the undercoating to produce a very hard finish, it is extremely robust and is also reasonably priced. A wide variety of products are produced ranging from bowls, plates, trays and stacking boxes up to items of furniture.
|Industrial art object name
|Classification of industrial art object
||Bowl, bowl, plate, tray, nest of boxes
|Main production area
||Akita / Yuzawa-shi
|The designation date
||December 15, 1976
■local production associations
Akita Laquer Ware industry cooperative association
Kawatsuracho, Yuzawa-shi, Akita character Odate Nakano 142-1
■Associated exhibit space, facility
All the products are japan with woodenness. There is not conspicuous characteristic understanding at first sight, but we are very strong and controls price low because we put important point on the groundwork, and honesty finishes. It has a large selection from accessory to furniture.
Wood serves as the base of all Kawatsura shikki lacquerware products. While there is no single feature that distinguishes Kawatsura shikki lacquerware products at a glance, due to the great care taken in their base coating, they are extremely durable while still having a very reasonable price. Kawatsura shikki lacquerware features a rich assortment of products, from small accessories to furniture.
How to make
Corners thing such as nests of boxes does Magnolia obovata with materials, and we paint in the back where we painted with persimmon juice and unrefined varnish several times directly, and wadded silk garments such as bowls, bowls do tochi beech and dry finish in high technique to be said to be final coating of lacquer (paint with flower). Decoration paints in lacquer work, lacquer inlaid with gold.
Round products such as bowls and pots are made from the wood of horse chestnut and beech trees. Square products such as tiered lunch boxes are made from the wood of trees such as the Japanese magnolia. After the wooden base is made, it is coated with a mixture of persimmon tannin and raw lacquer many times for hardening. Then the advanced technique of hana-nuri lacquering is used for the middle coat of lacquer, and then the piece is allowed to dry. Maki-e gold dust or gold leaf drawings are then applied for decoration.
Voice from production center
Prevent you from using microwave oven, tableware dryer, polishing powder, scrubbing brush. In addition, please avoid direct rays of the sun. As we are strong in heat and acid, we are suitable even for hot thing, cold thing, vinegared, oily food and anything. As color is improved so as to embezzle, and texture comes out, please use at will.