Edo Sashimono

Sashimono, or joinery, is a type of woodwork made by putting together boards of wood. The skill has developed since early times in Japan, but it particularly developed during the Edo period. Sashimono, were mainly furnishings; large items such as chests, desks, chairs, and tea shelves, and smaller objects such as inkstone cases and tobacco trays. The breadth of the craft was immensely wide, covering everything from high-grade items to items for daily use.

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