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Gilded Lacquer/Urushi

WHS which significantly used gold or silver lacquer art for architectural decoration, this connection is only for gild painting with japanned surface. Gilded Lacquer is known as Maki-e, Haku-e or Chin-kin in Japanese depend on decorative techniques.

The connection belongs to Human Activity connections.

Connected Sites

  • Ancient Kyoto: Kinkakuji is a well known example of Haku-e guild lacquer technique
  • Ayutthaya: the gigantic Mongkol Bophit Buddha Statue
  • Fujisan: Honden Hall of Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sangen Jinja
  • Hiraizumi: the interior of Chusonji's Golden Hall is gilded and inlaid lacquer
  • Hué: Forbidden Palace's halls are decorated with gold and red lacquer
  • Imperial Palace: six gilded lacquer columns in the Hall of Supreme Harmony in Beijing
  • Luang Prabang: Wat Xiang Thong's main hall is decorated with black and gold lacquer
  • Melaka and George Town: Many Chinese shop houses used black and gold lacquer doors
  • Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha: Mount Emei's Silver Nunnary on Golden Summit, certain parts of hall use real silver lacquer
  • Nikko: Toshogu Shrine and Taiyuinbyo shrine are well known for black and gold lacquer wall.
  • Residences of the Royal House of Savoy: Chinese Room of Turin Royal Palace is decorated with black and gold lacquer
  • Schönbrunn: the famous Vieux-Laque-Room with black and gold lacquer
  • St. Petersburg: Lacquer Study Room with gilded lacquer at Monplaisir, part of Peterhof Palace.
  • Würzburg Residence: Grün lackiertes Zimmer with silver and green lacquer.

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