Tsugaru Laqueur Girl

Keiko Tsuruoka , 2023 (118m)

Tsugaru Laqueur Girl

Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture. Aoki lives with her father Seishiro, a highly respected tsugaru-nuri lacquerware craftsman, as was his father before him. But Seishiro has lost interest in his work - the industry is in decline and Aiko’s brother wants no part of the family business. Aoki, who has always helped in her father’s workshop, realises that she would like to take over from him. Can she overcome her father’s resistance to the idea and generations of tradition to pursue one of Japan’s most traditional arts?

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