Using a technology of woodworking wheel pottery of Yamanaka lacquerware which boasts of purely domestic Castor aralia in the world, it is raised to the thinness that can endure its use as a container. Moreover, its unique urethane coating makes it look like natural wood with matt texture. Beautiful wood grain and its form can match in either scene of Western and Japanese table. The beauty when nesting all six sizes is also excellent. You will be driven to the desire to collect all sizes.
Using traditional techniques cultivated in the past 450 years, Yamanaka Lacquerware have been made in the vicinity of Yamanaka hot springs in Ishikawa Prefecture. The cutting method called "Tatekidori" (Cutting wood horizontality) contributes to Yamanaka Lacquerware's uniqueness. The wood has beautiful appearance with the contrast between cross-grain and straight-grain. The production is based on the division of labor between each process of wood turning, undercoating, top coating and maki-e (Japanese gold sprinkle painting). Those processes are coordinated by the management people called 'Akindo' who direct design and finishing quality for new products creation.
Founded in 1882, Kihachi Kobo is the oldest lacquer ware brand of the traditional craft of Yamanaka lacquer ware. Having top class Kijishi (wood turners), Shitajishi (underlayer makers) and Makieshi (gold lacquer masters), the studio is particular about producing domestically to create various items from premium products to everyday items in diverse styles from the traditional to the modern.