Makie Incense tray(Meiji period)


It is a luxurious and high quality makie incense tray.Beating cloth luster and softness to the cloth, and has been regarded as a night work for rural women since ancient times.The sound of hitting “tonton” in the long autumn night illuminated by the moon has been sung in many waka poems and has been the subject of ukiyo-e and japanese paintings.

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PeriodMeiji period
19th century
Mouth diameter16.8×12.3cm
DependentWood box
SKU: 200823-14 Category:



Makie draws patterns on lacquerware with lacquer,
It is a lacquer technique in which gold powder or silver powder is applied while it is not dry,
and then sharpened and fixed on the surface.
Excavations have also been confirmed from the remains of China during the Sengoku period (403 BC-221 BC).
It was reported that it was created in the Nara period in Japan,
It developed as the aristocratic furniture and decoration in the temple during the Heian period.
The technique of using raden together became popular in the latter half of the Heian period,
The new techniques of flat makie and high makie were born and basic techniques were almost completed during the Kamakura period.
The togidashi makie was born and highly refined in the Muromachi period,
It gained popularity with the bold design and free expression during the Momoyama period.
The delicate and luxurious works were regularly used as furniture for western nobility in the Edo period,
It deepen artisticity as the art crafts in the Meiji period.
The upper class people of each period decorated their daily life with makie to enrich their daily lives.