Vermillion Okina Noh Mask on a Kazari-zara Kamakura Bori , Vintage Japanese hand-carved large display plate. Signed by the artist.
Vermillion Okina Noh Mask on a Kazari-zara Kamakura Bori , Vintage Japanese hand-carved large display plate. Signed by the artist.
Vermillion Okina Noh Mask on a Kazari-zara Kamakura Bori , Vintage Japanese hand-carved large display plate. Signed by the artist.
Vermillion Okina Noh Mask on a Kazari-zara Kamakura Bori , Vintage Japanese hand-carved large display plate. Signed by the artist.
Vermillion Okina Noh Mask on a Kazari-zara Kamakura Bori , Vintage Japanese hand-carved large display plate. Signed by the artist.
Vermillion Okina Noh Mask on a Kazari-zara Kamakura Bori , Vintage Japanese hand-carved large display plate. Signed by the artist.
Vermillion Okina Noh Mask on a Kazari-zara Kamakura Bori , Vintage Japanese hand-carved large display plate. Signed by the artist.
Vermillion Okina Noh Mask on a Kazari-zara Kamakura Bori , Vintage Japanese hand-carved large display plate. Signed by the artist.
Vermillion Okina Noh Mask on a Kazari-zara Kamakura Bori , Vintage Japanese hand-carved large display plate. Signed by the artist.
Vermillion Okina Noh Mask on a Kazari-zara Kamakura Bori , Vintage Japanese hand-carved large display plate. Signed by the artist.
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Vermillion Okina Noh Mask on a Kazari-zara Kamakura Bori , Vintage Japanese hand-carved large display plate. Signed by the artist.

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Beautiful Japanese lacquered Kamakura-bori display plate, a nice vintage piece of wood finely hand-carved with a vermillion Okina Noh Mask, an old man character in Japanese traditional theater.

The back is lacquered in black and signed by the artist. It's a vintage item probably from the middle of the Showa era according to its design and wears. It is a perfect gift for Japanese culture lovers, Noh Theater fans .....

Kamakura Bori is a type of lacquerware made in the area around Kamakura City. The tradition dates back to the Kamakura period when Tsuishu and Tsuikoku thickly lacquered wooden wares were imported from China along with other artistic crafts.

The style of the imported wares was later incorporated with Japanese arts and traditional patterns, and Kamakura Bori was born.

Initially, Kamakura Bori techniques were mainly applied to Buddhist statues and altar items. Under the influence of Chinese artistic crafts, sculptors of Buddhist images and temple carpenters carved Japanese Judas trees or ginkgo into wooden wares, and then lacquered them to finish.

Today, production has spread to include such everyday goods as inkstone cases, paperweights, plates, and trays. Kamakura Bori features chisel markings intentionally left to accentuate the patterned areas. Another unique technique is to sprinkle the black powder on a vermilion lacquered surface, in order for the patterns to stand out from the darkened background.

The Kamakura Bori carving and lacquering techniques have evolved over 800 years and even today add timeless beauty to our daily lives and constantly attract visitors to Kamakura City searching for that perfect piece.

Dimensions: Approx.: 36 cm by 1.3 cm (14.2"*0.5"). 900g.

Condition: vintage condition, some wear and scratch marks (cf. pics).

I'm happy to answer any questions. I will send it well packed with a tracking number (DHL express shipping).

🎁 All items are wrapped with a beautiful Japanese fabric at no extra cost.