Kyo Shikki

Makkinru, the technique which can be considered to be the origin of lacquering was invented in the Nara period (710-794), and introduced to Kyoto when the capital moved to Heian-kyo.
Kyo lacquerware flourished together with the tea ceremony culture after the Muromachi period (1333?1568), Wabi (an aesthetic of finding richness and serenity in simplicity) and Sabi (elegant symplicity), characterize Kyo lacquerware.