The Story ofMichinoku Gold

Hidehira-nuri lacquerware



ContentsJapan Heritage

This is a traditional craft that passes down gold-working and processing techniques, similar to those used to create Konjiki-do, to the present day. It originated when Fujiwara no Hidehira invited artisans from Kyoto and had them create magnificent tableware using generous amounts of collected gold dust.

Cultural assets status / Classification

undesignated (Craftwork) (Traditional Craft designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry)

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