Cygnia (cygnia) wrote in little_details,

Japanese crafting and construction questions

I'm working on a story involving an Edo period relic...a wooden mask. What sort of wood would have been used in that period for carving?

Likewise, would that time period have carved stone boxes (something that could hold said mask)? I'm not even looking for fancy materials like jade or lapis lazuli...marble would be fine?

And now onto modern times in Japan. Here in America, they sometimes take a cornerstone of a new building and make it into a time capsule. Is there a similar practice in Japan?
Tags: 1600-1699, 1700s (no decades given), japan (misc), japan: history
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