Japanese Shibayama

Shibayama is an art form that originated in Japan. Shibayama is the art of semi-precious inlay on lacquer and other materials. The items decorated in the Shibayama style range from vases, boxes and table-screens to swords. Due to the delicate nature of the art form and to the fragility of the resulting pieces, intact Shibayama items from Japan’s Meiji Period are highly valuable and prized by collectors. For specific pieces available in our collection, please refer to the corresponding “Categories” links on the sidebar. And feel free to browse for more items in our