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Gold or silver flakes called </SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-family:'Segoe UI';font-style:italic;text-decoration:underline;color:#0000FF">nashiji-ko</SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-family:'Segoe UI'"> are sprinkled onto the surface of the object (excluding the design), on which lacquer has been applied. </SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-family:'Segoe UI';font-style:italic">Nashiji </SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-family:'Segoe UI'">lacquer is then applied and burnished with charcoal, so that the gold or silver can be seen through the lacquer. The name </SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-family:'Segoe UI';font-style:italic">nashiji</SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-family:'Segoe UI'"> is thought to have originated in the resemblance that the lacquer bears to the skin of a Japanese pear, </SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-family:'Segoe UI';font-style:italic">nashi.</SPAN><SPAN STYLE="font-family:'Segoe UI'"><BR/>The<BR/> technique flourished in the Muromachi period (1338–1573). 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