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Making Yamanaka lacquerware inherited since Azuchi-Momoyama period
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  • August 4th, 2017
    Our new shop “SEIGADO” opened on the 4th floor of Narita airport 1st terminal building.
  • August 1st, 2017
    Gilded and lacquered skateboards were launched.
  • July 1st, 2017
    The “Akuma Shogun” (the character in the manga "Kinniku-man") soft vinyl figures with Yamanaka lacquering were launched. The figures were SOLD OUT. Thank you!

The technique of Yamanaka lacquerware has been passed down since Azuchi-Momoyama period.
We preserve this tradition and pass it down to the next generation adding new value.

Kaga is well known as a city of Japanese traditional crafts such as Kaga-yuzen, Wajima-lacquerware, Kutani-pottery. Yamanaka lacquerware is one of the most famous crafts in Kaga.

The origin of Yamanaka lacquerware goes back to the Azuchi-Momoyama period (1573-1592). A group of Kiji-shi(wood turner) moved to Yamanaka district and started making wooden bases. Since middle of Edo-priod, a technique of lacquering and Makie (painting using lacquer and gilt) was introduced from Aizu, Kyoto, and Kanazawa, and Yamanaka has been flourished as a major production area of lacquerware including tea utensils.

In Showa period (1926-1989), manufacturers in Yamanaka started making urethane coated plastic products earlier than others, not only making traditional lacquerware. Their effort has been contributed to the innovation of the lacquering technique.

Here at Yamanaka, with our history since the initiation, SEIGADO offers new lifestyles using technique of lacquering.

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