Nagano 1998 Олимпийские игры, олимпийские медали
Олимпиада Nagano 1998
Лицевая сторона медали
Обратная сторона медали
To convey local characteristics the medals were created in lacquer (Kiso lacquer). The decoration technique adopted was embossed gilding (or Maki-e), with so-called shippoyaki (i.e. cloisonnГ© techniques) and precision metalswork.
The obverse represents the rising sun in Maki-e, surrounded by olive branches and accompanied by the emblem in cloisonnГ©. The reverse is mainly in lacquer. It represents the emblem of the Games in Maki-e, with the sun rising over the Shinshu mountains. The lacquered parts were done individually by artists from the Kiso region. The medals had a diameter of 80mm with a thickness of 9,7mm; the gold medal weighed 256g, the sliver 250g and the bronze 230g.