Echizen lacquerware

About Echizen lacquerware

The history of Echizen lacquerware goes back to the 6th century, and the place where it is made (in present-day Fukui Prefecture) is known as the oldest lacquerware-producing region in Japan. The Emperor of Japan at the time ordered a lacquer artisan to repair his broken crown, and the artisan presented him a black lacquered bowl along with the repaired crown. The emperor was was so impressed with the work that he encouraged the lacquerware industry in the area, and this is said to be the beginning of Echizen lacquerware.
●Designated as a Traditional Craft of Japan in 1975

Echizen lacquerware Creator