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Nagasaki tortoiseshell

Nagasaki tortoiseshell is industrial art object produced around Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki, Isahaya-shi after the Edo era. They adjust carefully, and they feature minute, precise technique, and not only accessories such as hair ornaments but also big game products such as the Treasure Ship are made of manual labor with thickness or hue.

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    skills and techniques

     

    1
    Flatten the surface of dough using loss to both, kisagi, scouring rush.

     

    2
    Dough uses iron or gold bano and heats, and laminate by overwhelming using vises.

     

    3
    When you encounter production of ornament, you use wood such as hinokis as shoe tree, and glue bare wood together by "iron pickles".

     

    Raw materials

     

    Assume material to use shell, nail of hawksbill turtle and shell.

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Summary

Industrial art object name Nagasaki tortoiseshell
Phonetic symbol Nagasaki Bekko
Classification of industrial art object Other Crafts
Main product
Main production area Nagasaki / Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki, Isahaya-shi, Saikai-shi, Nagayo-cho, Nishisonogi-gun
The designation date January 26, 2017

Contact information

■local production associations

Association of Nagasaki tortoise shell association society
〒850-0921
4-33, Matsugaemachi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki
TEL: 095-824-1343

■Associated exhibit space, facility

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