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Kamakurabori Chataku, Lacquer Tea Cup Coasters (6 pc)

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1940: Item # 417973

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Kamakurabori, the lacquerware of Kamakura City in Kanagawa Prefecture, is appreciated all over Japan. This set of pre-war "chataku" tea cup coasters is a fine example of this craft. They measure 15cm(6") in diameter, with a height of 2.5cm(1"). Plenty of references are available on this craft that has its origins in producing lacquered wood carving for the numerous Buddhist temples of Kamakura during the 11th & 12th centuries.