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Maki-e Masters in the Edo Period

Maki-e is the elegant and traditional Japanese art form of drawing designs and patterns on black lacquerware, often sprinkled with gold or silver as part of the design. The 18th century saw a boom in the number of maki-e craftsmen, resulting in higher competition and, thus, immaculate designs to outdo one another. The exhibition “The Maki-e Masters: Their Edo-period Flowering” showcases some of the finest masters of the time.

When: July 15–Aug. 20 Where: 300 Tashiro Momodani, Shigaraki-cho, Koka City, Shiga Prefecture Cost: ¥1,300 for adults

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