Wire-like lengths of silver are used to delineate compartments in which colors will be applied. This is the most basic technique of shippo.
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The deep luster of the surface is achieved by applying layer after layer of glaze, and firing it between each layer.
How to make yusen-shippo
"What Are Traditional Crafts? -A Guidebook to Seeing, Learning, and Enjoying-" Edited by the Japan Kogei Association Eastern Branch. Published by Unsodo ／ List of works English translation: Kazuko Todate (Art critic / Art historian)