Traditional Technique

The traditional lacquer application technique embodies a sense of pride in handwork.

A hand-carved washi pattern is laid over a pelt of dyed deerskin,
and lacquer is carefully applied over the pattern with a spatula.
The advanced skill and finely-honed intuition of the craftsman are the sole keys to forming uniform,
beautiful beads of lacquer.
Owing to this traditional technique and aesthetic style,
Koshu Inden has attracted a great many admirers to date.

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