Kanazawa Shikki is an especially high class of lacquerware and 
is traditionally decorated with gold dust. 
 In the early 17th century, Toshitsune, third feudal lord of 
the Maeda family, invited famed Kyoto lacquer master Doho 
Igarashi to introduce his exquisite painting techniques to 
local artisans in Kanazawa. The new decorating techniques 
were Makie gold lacquer, Rankaku eggshell lacquer, and gold 
and silver inlay/relief. The articles made are trays, 
jewelery boxes, tea utensils, ornaments, and other household 


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