Shikki - representative of Japan’s decorative arts.
These decorative items of art full of Japanese charm are known as "japan" throughout the world. Full of nature's bounty they surpass the boundaries of time to encompass everyday life.
Selection of shikki from various regions of Japan
Clockwise, from top left: set of vessels for pouring and sipping toso (medicinal sake) during New Year celebrations, with Aizu-nuri; stacked boxes for special occasion food items, with Wajima-nuri; tray with Yamanaka-nuri; set of five lidded bowls with Echizen-nuri.
Photo: KATSUMI AOSHIMA