Sometimes lacquer painted surface becomes relatively large and gives a dull impression.
In that case there are a lot of techniques to cover it using seashell(螺鈿),
egg shell(卵殻), metal powder(梨地), metal foil(箔仕上げ) and so on.
Recently I'm practicing 'jimon' (地紋) that is to paint a pattern
on the finished surface.
This is a traditional finite pattern called 'seigaiha (青海波)', or sea waves.
And this is a pattern of chrysanthemum.
It took two hours after practicing on the tile as below.
I painted with lacquer and let it dry halfway and scattered gold powder on it to finish.
This is also a chrysanthemum pattern.