Traditional crafts of Ama City with fine outlined pictures and colors of glassy glaze made by local artisans
Cloisonne enamelware is a traditional metalworking technique where a multi-colored glassy glaze is baked onto a metal surface. It's called Shippo in Japanese. The works made specifically in the western Aichi region are called Owari Shippo, with designs such as birds or flowers on a vase or dish.
What makes the difference between Owari Shippo and others?
The feature of Owari Shippo is a wired cloisonne that gives a silver wire to the outline of the pattern. The whole process is done by hand and may take over a month to create pieces with finer details. If you want to know more about Owari Shippo, visit Shippo Art Village in Ama city to see more works, making process, the history, and join the workshop for making Owari Shippo.