These squares may look like something used in car race, but actually it is a traditional pattern called checkerboard in Japan. It originated from quite long time ago, but started be called Ichimatsu from Edo Period. Because it was used on the stage of kabuki (a traditional dancing art) by a famous artist named Ichimatsu. This pattern is regularly used in textile design. But we found it also perfectly used here with Maki-e silver base ground. There are four colors (red, gray, green,and blue) for this design, which are all traditional Japan style colors. The main design is printed.
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