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A tea caddy decorated with makie, Yamanak lacquer ware

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University
Kyoto, Japan

Makie is a final step in the production of lacquer pieces. First a design is drawn in the lacquer, and before it dries, powdered gold, silver, or other precious metal is sprinkled on top and made to adhere.

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