A new era of lacquerware design

Echizen: A new era of lacquerware

18 till 22 March 2020, 12:00 - 17:00 hrs.

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In collaboration with the Japanese crafts centre Echizen, Nihon no hanga proudly presents a special display of contemporary lacquerware, Echizen: A New Era of Lacquerware Design, from Wednesday 18 until Sunday 22 March, 12.00 - 17.00 hrs.

Japanese lacquer (urushi) is one of Japan’s oldest crafts. Excavations have revealed lacquered items that are more than 9000 years old. Despite this incredibly long history, little has changed in the way natural lacquerware is produced. Urushi is still 100% handmade, using a natural resin that is tapped from lacquer trees from sustainable plantations. In the battle against plastics, this ancient tradition may actually mark the beginning of a new future for lacquer in the modern world.

Special event
On Saturday 21 March, there will be a lacquerware demonstration. Japanese master chef Fumio Niimi will demonstrate new culinary designs inspired by Echizen’s products. You’re very welcome to join us for a small snack and drink.

Date: Wednesday 18 until Sunday 22 March, 12.00 - 17.00 hrs.
Location: Nihon no hanga, Keizersgracht 58, 1017 EN, Amsterdam
More information and tickets: Click here