"Negoro Lacquerware" Exhibition

Okura Shukokan Museum of Fine Arts

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Deriving its name from high-quality vermilion lacquerware produced in the mountain where Negoro-ji Temple is situated, "negoro" has recently attracted much attention thanks to its functional form and vivid color contrast. It is considered a world-class design that exemplifies the notion of "functional beauty".

Under the supervision of Sadamu Kawada, a leading authority on negoro, this exhibition aims to reveal the true value of "negoro" work through a display of "negoro" masterpieces, while also introducing a series of other lacquer items such as paintings and carved objects from Kamakura known as "kamakura-bori".

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From 2009-10-03 To 2009-12-13

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