A special exhibition taking place at Tokyo's Nezu Museum looks into the history behind raden pieces. This traditional decorative technique involves inlaying thin mother of pearl pieces on woodwork and lacquerware items, and it was introduced to Japan in the Nara Period (710–794).
Along with exploring the history of raden in Japan, there will also be raden items displayed that originate from mainland China, the Korean Peninsula, and the Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa).
Adult admission to the event is priced at 1300 yen, and timed-entry tickets must be reserved in advance. These can be booked through the official website here.