Rectangular Writing Box Nunobiki waterfall design in [maki-e] lacquer

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Rectangular Writing Box Nunobiki waterfall design in [maki-e] lacquer

lacquer work / Meiji

By Ogawa Shomin (1847-91)

Meiji era, 19th century

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The lacquer artist Ogawa, who was a keen researcher of classical artworks, went to the US at his own expense to see an international exposition. He was the first professor in the department of Japanese lacquer art at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts, the predecessor of the Tokyo University of the Arts."

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