Lacquerware with impressive motifs — an art developed from Buddhist carving
By basing on classical works, Kamakura-bori artisans added modern elements to their works (such as vivid compositions and deformation or omission of elements), while enhancing their carving and lacquering. The modern Kamakura-bori came into being as a result of the attention given to the aesthetics of the carving and the ease-of-use of the piece as a furniture item.
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English translation by:
Eddy Y.L. Chang
Dr Maezaki Shinya, Kyoto Women's University
Dr Yamamoto Masako, Ritsumeikan University