This is a vintage Japanese wooden lacquered tray obon or ozen. It is made of Hida Shunkei.
Lacquer ware and hand crafted in Gifu prefecture in the early 1970's. This type of natural lacquer ware has been famous in Japan for centuries. What makes Hida Shunkei lacquer ware so special is the way that the beauty of the surface of the wood is brought out by the application of a transparent coating of lacquer.It is produced by a special method from raw natural lacquer and used to coat the wood. The technique is still used today in the making of many household items such as trays, boxes of may kinds, as well as tea ceremony items. There are some 95 firms employing over 250 skilled specialists, 31 of which are nationally recognized as Master Craftsmen. The main surface has been scored then bent at an. Perfectly flat surfaces, then married to two bar legs. The underside bares the makers mark in gold maki-e. With over 20 coats of Japanese special natural urushi lacquer. The whole tray is h. Aving been in storage in its own box for most of the past 40 years and to appearing to have never been used, this tray remains like new and is in. This tray measures 7" by 9 1/2" by 1/4 tall 17.5 x 24 x.
Ll love it, I guarantee it......... Shoguns and the Shogun's Gallery in Portland, Oregon of have been in the Japanese antique business for 40 years, and highly value our customers.
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