Japanese Lacquer Furniture, Urushi Lacquered Wood Bathroom by Yukio Hashimoto
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The history of Japanese lacquer is very old and goes up to the Jomon period (5500 years ago). The “maki-e” lacquer, a product of the first part of medieval period, has fascinated even the courts of Western Europe and the oldest and most representative product of this genre, the Tamamushi, is still conserved in the museum of temple Horyuji and still has its original brightness.
For Japanese people “furo”, the traditional Japanese bath, or “having a hot bath” is something special. And this bathtub that can be placed everywhere, giving us new ways to enjoy bathing. Decoratively covered with lacquer furniture, this bathtub installation can be seen as a sort of huge lacquer ware or even as a decorative object, and the aim of this project is to show the furo like a kind of symbol of Japanese identity and not just a place where to keep water. [via]
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