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Quality Japanese Togidashi Makie Finish Tay Set of 5 pcs
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Quality Japanese Togidashi Makie Finish Tay Set of 5 pcs

The size of Makie Tray: 8 5/16” Dia x 13/16” High, 212 mm x 17 mm. This is high quality Japanese, Kyoto Makie Tray Set of 5 pcs with the design of Ashi (Reeds) and Ho (Rail) done by Togidashi Makie. Each Tray is beautifully done with Itome design border finish. Itome is like multiple thread or himo design lined together. It came with original wooden box. Inside cover has the maker of this Makie tray. The label has original address as Kyoto address among with Maker’s name plus “Art Makie Supplying Place” for each prefecture. We had same label before which we read as this label and other as, “ Mikami Shikki-Ten” (mikami lacquer shop). Mikami Lacquer shop were one of Shinise shop with Zohiko in Kyoto. They has produced high quality Makie ware in Kyoto. The tray from early Taisho to late Taisho to early Showa, 1915-1930. The condition of Trays are excellent, no chip, no crack and no hairline. No warping. It does not looks ever used.

Togidashi maki-e, in Japanese lacquer work, kind of maki-e. In this technique, the design is painted in lacquer, and gold or silver powder is sprinkled over it; when the lacquer is dry, another coat is applied to the design to fix the powder. Rō-iro-urushi (black lacquer without oil) is then applied over the entire surface, and, after it has dried, it is burnished briefly with charcoal, applying a little water until the gold powder is faintly revealed. Following this process (called aratogi) comes the suri-urushi process, in which raw lacquer is applied with cotton and wiped with crumpled rice paper; a finishing burnish (shiage togi) is then done with charcoal. Next, granular charcoal is applied with water, using a soft cloth, and gently polished. Finally, suri-urushi and polishing is repeated three times. The earliest extant example of togidashi maki-e is found on the scabbard of a Chinese T’ang-style sword of the Nara period (645–794), owned by the Shōsō-in in Nara. In the Heian period (794–1185), togidashi maki-e lacquer ware flourished. From the Muromachi period (1338–1573), the technique was combined with high relief (takamaki-e), and the ware was called shishiai togidashi maki-e. (from Britanica)
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