Usage changing over time
”Kamakura-bori” is an artistic handicraft that has been passed on in Kamakura from long ago. Various beauties of nature is carved into the object, then lacquered in several layers, the top layer finished with red lacquer. Nowadays, we see ”Kamakura-bori” in everyday life such as trays, cake boxes, and tea-things. Yet, ”Kamakura-bori” was applied to living ware only since the Meiji era.
Made by experts
We visited Hakkodo who have been sculptors of Buddhist statues for many generations. They are an establishment of long standing who put effort into creating ”Kamakura-bori” pieces since Meiji era and even have exhibited their works at Exposition Universelle in 1889.
- 2-1-28 Yukinoshita, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture
- URL http://www.kamakurabori.org/english.html