Kanagawa [Wood craft] HAKONE Yosegi Zaiku (Marquetry Wood Mosaics)

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Art / Traditional crafts
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Kanto Kanagawa
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Japan Traditional Crafts Aoyama Square
Update date
2020-11-26

Hakone marquetry began at a post town in the mountains of Hakone around the middle of the 19th century. At first, the craft was unstructured and used simple patterns. In the 1870s, marquetry skills from Shizuoka were introduced, and today Hakone marquetry is known for its fine craftsmanship as a craft truly unique to Japan.

Few places in Japan have as many different species of trees as the mountains of Hakone. The rich variety of timber allows for a wide spectrum of natural colors to be used in geometric patterns for products including cabinets, boxes, coasters, trays and other household items.

HAKONE Yosegi Zaiku (Marquetry Wood Mosaics) (details page)

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