Echizen Shikki

Echizen Shikki
It is said that the history of Echizen shikki starts around the sixth century. When the 26th emperor of Japan was a child, a lacquer painter from the Kawada region who was ordered to recoat the lacquer on the emperorís crown presented him, in addition, with hand painted black lacquer tableware. The emperor was so impressed by the beauty of the lacquer ware technique that he later encouraged and promoted the local industry which became known as the Echizen shikki.