Tsugaru Lacquer Ware, Born during the Edo Period
Tsugaru Lacquer Ware is thought to have originated during the Edo Period (1603-1867), approximately 300 years ago, when Nobumasa (1656-1710), the 4th leader of the Tsugaru clan commissioned Genbe Ikeda as the first lacquer artist. During the Edo Period, which saw the clan safeguard and develop this skill, the lacquer ware was used mostly as home furnishings, and the industry was established from the beginning of the Meiji Era (1867-1911). The lacquer was cherished by many and subsequently gained popularity. The lacquer ware is still used to this day.