Negoro Nuri (Lacquer Overview)

Negoro refers to simple and elegant red lacquer objects that were produced during Japan’s medieval period, between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries. Embodying the ancient sense of Japanese beauty, the minimalistic forms of Negoro lacquer ware were primarily made to be functional objects and are void of elaborate decoration.

Since the early twentieth century Negoro-Mono object have become highly appreciated by connoisseurs as objects of outstanding design that pursue a certain utilitarian beauty. Compared to other Kawari-Nuri, the Negoro Nuri urushi lacquer has a slightly matted look , and a rougher tactile sensation

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