[Book / Japanese] Kai to Urushi: Yokohama Shibayama Shikki to 70 nen (Shell and Lacquer: Yokohama Shibayama-style Inlaid Lacquerware and 70 Years of My Life)

by Miyazaki Teruo
Published in March 2023 by Kanagawa Shimbun
Text and captions in Japanese with abridged English translation

This is an autobiography of Miyazaki Teruo, an artist of netsuke and lacquerware with Shibayama-style inlay and also known as the last Shibayama master. This book contains his memoir as well as a history and techniques of Shibayama-style inlaid lacquerware produced in Yokohama.

1650 yen including tax. Available through Japanese bookstores and Amazon.co.jp.


If you are interested in Shibayama-style inlay,
the abridged English translation (done by me
and Julia Hutt) in this book would be very good
to read!

If you are also interested in Japanese lacquerware,
I highly recommend The Book of Urushi that I
co-translated with Michael Brase (available at
Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.co.jp).
For details, please read my posts on its original
Japanese version and the English translation!

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