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Manufacturing process of lacquerware

How is lacquerware manufactured? There are five processes to the manufacturing process of lacquerware.
  • 1. Kiji – processing of a dried wood base
  • 2. Shitaji – reinforcing of the wood base by applying cloths and making adjustments
  • 3. Nakanuri – repeating of smoothening and applying of lacquer and making adjustments
  • 4. Uwanuri – beautifully finishing up by applying the refined lacquer
  • 5. Kashoku – applying of decoration
Artisans who are highly trained in each of the five processes are in charge of carrying out each of the processes.
Well established division of labor system in Echizen lacquerware production allows stable production.


  • Kashoku

  • Uwanuri

  • Shitaji

  • Kiji