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Yamanaka Urushi-za 山中漆器 伝統産業会館 (うるし座)

Museum, gallery, and shop featuring Yamanaka lacquerware

Yamanaka Urushi-za is a museum, gallery, and shop dedicated to the local craft of Yamanaka lacquerware.

Exhibits show the characteristics and production steps of Yamanaka lacquerware as well as works by famous artisans. The shop sells a variety of lacquerware in a range of sizes and at varying prices. Yamanaka is most famous for its bowls, but other tableware such as dishes and cups is also available.

Adjacent to the Urushi-za is a training institute, the only school dedicated to woodturning in Japan. Visitors can see apprentices and masters at work in the studios.

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