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It is also written ‹ΰŠΤ, ‹ΰ–, ‹ΰ”n. A lacquer technique in which patterns are carved on black lacquer and filled in with red lacquer, lacquered again and polished for gloss. Gold foil or colored lacquer may also be used. It was started in northern Thailand, Laos and Burma, and introduced to China from where it came to Japan. It was used for *kougou ‡ (an incense container) and *jikirou HβΔ (lacquered food container), and was especially admired by tea adepts. In the late Edo period, in Takamatsu ‚Ό (modern Kagawa prefecture). Tamakaji Zoukoku ‹ΚžΈΫ’J (1805-69) developed the technique into a local industry called takamatsu shikki ‚ΌŽ½Šν (Takamatsu lacquer ware). Bamboo strips are woven into a basket, coated with lacquer, carved into patterns such as small flowers, leaves, animals, or human figures, filled with red, blue or yellow lacquer, coated again and polished.
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