Year of production2018
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Urushi-e is the technique of painting pictures with colored Urushi. This is the oldest and most basic decorative lacquer technique.
Raden is a decorative craft that uses the iridescent parts of seashells such as abalone, turban shells, and pearl oysters, which are shaved down very thin. Ra means “a spiral shell” and den means “to decorate.” The technique was conveyed to Japan from China about 1,300 years ago, and marvelous examples can be seen in the treasures at Shoso-in Temple in Nara.
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ASAI is skilled at the free use of several decorative techniques such as maki-e (sprinkled picture decoration), raden (mother-of-pearl inlay), and taimai (tortoiseshell decoration).