Japanese Culture - Jubako

"JUBAKO" means Japanese wooden multi-tiered food box covered with lacquer, kind of lacquerware. Japanese lacquerware is sometimes inlaid or carved. Lacquerware includes boxes, dish, chop-stick, spoon, tableware, etc. painted with lacquer in cultures mostly in the East Asian countries.

Today, Japanese lacquerware is produced throughout the Japanese archipelago, with many regional techniques and variations. Besides the very old Kamakura tradition, (and still alive today), the port town of Wajima provides a good example of regional lacquerware. Wajima-nuri, dating back to the 16th century, is characterized by use of the elm-like Japanese zelkova, powdered earth, and delicate features formed from cloth. 

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