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Marvelous Wajima Japan Wooden Covered Bowl Set, Akebono
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This piece is one of the most excellent Wajima lacquered ware in Japan ware.
The wooden bowl is decorated in skillful lacquer work and gold makie with the pattern of an old pine tree called "Oimatsu" and the design of the dawn called "Akebono" by gradation color of red lacquer.
The both design are famous auspicious pattern in Japan from ancient times.

The history of the lacquer ware called "Japan" goes back about 6800 years ago.
Although fear has been held in the influenced Japanese lacquer "Urushi", it was believed as trees in which God dwells.
Especially red Japanese lacquer has been used for the lacquer ware which a paterfamilias uses regularly by a special auspicious occasion as a talisman.

Wajima-nuri is the most expensive in Japan and is a lacquered article of the most beautiful first class articles.
The many are used as a gift to an Imperial Family.

The condition is in excellent, as like new.
Makie artist name and lacquer artist name are signed and stamped on the back of the lid of the Tomobako.
It comes with original signed wooden kiri-box "Tomobako" and beautiful cloth for keep.
Probably, now, also at the storied family in Japan, there are few homes which own such wonderful lacquer ware like this.

Measurements about : 12.2cm(4.8")Diameter of the Bowl, 7cm(2.7")Tall of the Bowl.
11.2cm(4.4")Diameter of the Cover.


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