Damascene

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Inlay is one of Japan's oldest traditional crafts and has a history of over 1000 years. In this long history of inlay art in Japan, Kyoto’s distinct style stands out from the rest, in that metals like pure gold and silver are inlayed into boxes, creating delicate works of art with beautiful shining gold and silver detail on jet-black surfaces.

From the Muromachi period until the Edo Period, these Kyoto damascene were popularly used as ornaments on Japanese swords and armour. More recently, other delicate works such as vase became renowned overseas. Please take the time to appreciate the famous Kyoto’s damascene.
Damascene
  • Woodblock Prints
    Woodblock Prints

    Woodblock Prints
  • Ornamental Swords
    Ornamental Swords

    Ornamental Swords
  • Japanese Dolls
    Japanese Dolls

    Japanese Dolls
  • Damascene
    Damascene

    Damascene
  • Pearls
    Pearls

    Pearls
  • Pottery
    Pottery

    Pottery
  • Nanbu Ironware
    Nanbu Ironware

     Nanbu Ironware
  • Kimonos and Yukatas
    Kimonos and Yukatas

     Kimonos and Yukatas
  • Kanazawa Gold Leaf
    Kanazawa Gold Leaf

    Kanazawa Gold Leaf
  • Wood Parquetry
    Wood Parquetry

    Wood Parquetry
  • Lacquer-Ware, Pottery and Boxes
    Lacquer-Ware, Pottery and Boxes

    Lacquer-Ware, Pottery and Boxes
  • Japanese Miscellaneous Goods
    Hand Towels and Textiles

    Japanese Miscellaneous Goods
  • Japanese Cosmetics
    Japanese Cosmetics

    Japanese Cosmetics
  • Miscellaneous Art
    Miscellaneous Art

    Miscellaneous Art
  • KATAZOME Washi paper and Goods
    WAMODAN

    KATAZOME Washi paper and Goods
  • Japanese Tea and Sake
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     Japanese Tea and Sake
  • T-Shirts
    T-Shirts

    T-Shirts
  • Kyoto Sweets and Cakes
    Sweets, Food and Alcohol

    Kyoto Sweets and Cakes
  • Books
    BOOKS

    Books
  • Japanese Souvenirs
    Japanese Souvenirs

    Japanese Souvenirs
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