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Tekiseisha Studio: Joboji Lacquerware

Joboji Lacquerware in Ninohe City - Accounting for 70% of national lacquer production

Tekiseisha is a lacquerware manufacturer, located in the town of Joboji within Ninohe City, where 70% of the lacquer in Japan is produced. This locally produced Joboji lacquer is durable and lasts a long time. Due to its high quality, it has been used in the repair work of many National Treasures and Important Cultural Assets, including Konjiki-do Hall of Chuson-ji Temple, Nikko Toshogu Shrine, and Kinkaku-ji Temple.

Joboji lacquer, which gradually develops its gloss through use over time

No polishing is used in the final stages of the making of Joboji lacquer. That is why it initially looks quite plain with a matte finish, but gradually becomes glossier through use over time. This changing process is one of the amazing features of this lacquerware. One of the top lacquerware manufacturers, Tekiseisha Studio, offers high-quality tableware and craftwork made with local Joboji lacquer, not only for sales but also for repair, as well as for hands-on opportunities, such as viewing of the lacquer coating process and participation in a lacquer painting experience.

Location

Name Tekiseisha Studio: Joboji Lacquerware
Website http://en.urushi-joboji.com/
Address 23-6 Miyama Naka-maeda, Joboji-machi, Ninohe-shi, Iwate
Access Approximately 20 minutes' drive from JR Ninohe Station
Business Hours 8:30 to 17:00
Closed Tuesdays
Inquiries TEL: 0195-38-2511

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