gyobu nashiji 刑部梨地 : lacquer ground with large gold or silver flakes of irregular shape.
hiramaki-e 平蒔絵 : form of flat, level maki-e.
inrô印籠 : small box with compartments hung from the belt.
ishime-ji 石目地 : lacquer ground imitating a mat stone surface.
kaô 花押 or kakihan 書き判 : monogram seal added to the signature.
maki-e 蒔絵 : “sprinkled picture”, a generic term for lacquer decoration made by sprinkling fine gold and silver powders or flakes.
mokume-ji 木目地 : lacquer ground imitating the grain of wood.
ojime 緒締 : string fastener for inrô, in the shape of a bead.
raden 螺鈿 : term for mother-of-pearl inlay techniques.
takamaki-e 高蒔絵 : form of maki-e with elements raised above the surface.
togidashi 研出蒔絵 : form of maki-e in which the gold or silver powder designs are covered with lacquer of the same colour as the ground, then revealed once more by polishing.