Traditional Japanese Chests

Traditional Japanese Chests
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Traditional Japanese Chests
151 pages
color and b&w photos
Hard cover with dust jacket
31 x 24 cm
1,183 kg

This beautiful and authoritative volume celebrates the rich variety and fine craftsmanship of some of the best examples of traditional Japanese chests. Over 150 photographs illustrate the styles, the regional differences, the unusual workmanship and the materials used in their production. The text covers a wide range of topics, from the origins and evolution of the chests and the effects of local culture on their design to the importance of sea chests and the channels that led to their distribution to locations around the country. The book also features detailed explanations of the materials and finishes, with an emphasis on traditional Japanese lacquer and the metal fittings reminiscent of armor.