Very unique decorated piano has came in!
It is ATLAS TSUGARU Upright. This is decorated with TSUGARU lacquer.
TSUGARU lacquer is one of the Japanese traditional crafts from Edo period.
In Edo period, TSUGARU was selected one of the tribute for Shogun(Japanese Political Leaders).
The technician applies lacquer in many colour, sharpen to its motif and continue this work over and over.
Smaller with detailed motif makes its price go up.
This ATLAS has very small motifs which shows great work of craftmanship.
TSUGARU is now on the Cultural Heritage.
However, there are just a very few craftmans now which makes higher value nowadays.