Fundameji - (Japanese Lacquer)

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Fundameji - (Japanese Lacquer) Powder ground. Ground in which a fine metal powder is densely sprinkled or dusted over the wet lacquer, covered with a thin protective coat of lacquer after hardening, and polished. Before 1600, this type of surface was called ikakeji. More general terms include kinji when gold powder is used, and ginji when silver is used.

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