A form of kanshitsu where cloth is lacquered onto a mold which is subsequently removed. It was a common technique for statues. First, a core of clay was made which was then wrapped in layers of hemp cloth, allowing each layer to harden before the next. The clay core was then removed either by scraping out the core, or by cutting the shell into segments and reassembling. Surface details were molded on with kokuso and a wooden armature was inserted to prevent warping or collapsing.
Literally: hollow lacquer.
Also dakkanshitsu, dakkatsu-kanshitsu-zou, dakkatsu kanshitsu-zukuri.

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