Tsugaru-nuri

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A regional form of lacquerwork from Tsugaru, Aomori prefecture in Japan. The technique typcally involves creating a textured surface with kawari-nuri or embedded materials which are then lacquered with a contrasting color or texture then polished smooth to reveal intricate patterns. The basic range of techiques are: kara-nuri, nanako-nuri, monsha-nuri and nishiki-nuri.

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