Kamakura-bori is a type of lacquer ware made in the area around the city of Kamakura in Kanagawa prefecture. During the Edo period (1603-1868), Kamakura-bori spread beyond Buddhist ritual items, and daily goods began to be produced.
In 1979, Kamakura-bori was designated as one of the Traditional Crafts by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Kamakura-bori is made out of Japanese Judas trees from Hokkaido. The timber is seasoned for six months to a year before being worked upon. Black ink is used to mark the basic shape which is cut with a band saw. Kamakura-bori works are created collaboratively by many artisans each with a specialty skill, like carving, lacquering, and tool making.
Products usually take about one month to finish, including time for the many layers of lacquer to dry. The resulting product is very durable and can be used for generations if taken proper care of.
Nice piece in good condition.
W 21 cm x H 2.3 cm / 160g
*Please be aware that all of products are vintage or pre-owned, meaning they are with a little dirt, scratches, stain.