Hakumin Urushi Kobo  
But in the still dimmer light of the candlestand, as I gazed at the trays and bowls standing in the shadows cast by that flickering point of flame, I discovered in the gloss of this lacquerware a depth and richness like that of a still, dark pond, a beauty I had not before seen...
Junichiro Tanizaki, In Praise of Shadows
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