Yamanaka Lacquerware

Yamanaka lacquerware has a history stretching back over 450 years, when wood turners first moved to Kaga, Ishikawa prefecture,(western Japan). The techniques they brought with them developed into the lacquerware industry which is still flourishing in and around the hot spring resort of Yamanaka onsen.
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Yamanaka "Tame" saucer

Round wood saucer covered with a subdued dark brown lacquer (known as "tame")

Approx. size: diameter 12.2 cm / 4.8", height 2.2 cm / 0.8" Handcrafted in Ishikawa-pref., Japan

US$33.00 per piece (shipping charges not included)
Availability: 4

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Yamanaka "Shu" saucer

Round wood saucer covered with a vermillion lacquer (known as "shu")

Approx. size: diameter 12.8 cm / 5", height 2.2 cm / 0.8" Handcrafted in Ishikawa-pref., Japan

*The "shu" color is only on the upper surface.The underside of the saucer is lacquered in black.

US$33.00 per piece (shipping charges not included)
Availability: 8




Shirasagi Woodwork is an established company producing hand crafted items made from Japanese wood. They are involved in the whole process, from cutting the natural wood to hand turning and hand finishing, drying and coating with lacquer. Each bowl has a unique grain pattern. If you are interested in seeing more of these beautiful pieces, please let me know. I'll get back to you with added details and photos.  


Material : Cherry wood (Japanese origin)
Surface : urushi lacquer


Medium size (approx.) : 11 cm / 4.3" × 7 cm / 2.7", volume 280 ml / 9.4 oz,
US$35.00 each *Comes in a paper gift box
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Sibo urushi (or shibo urushi) is a traditional technique used to create a hard-wearing surface. Protein is added to the urushi, making it bumpy, and this is then dabbed onto the piece, resulting in a grainy texture which is beautiful to look at and pleasant to touch.

Material : Small - Cherry wood (Japanese origin), Medium - Zelkova wood (Japanese origin)
Surface : urushi lacquer apart from #12 which has Urethane coating

Available in two sizes:
Medium size (approx.) : 11 cm / 4.3" × 7 cm / 2.7", volume 280 ml / 9.4 oz,
US$50.00 each *Comes in a paper gift box
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Small size (approx.) : 9.5 cm / 3.7" × 6 cm / 2.3", volume 140 ml / 4.7 oz,
US$45.00 each *Comes in a paper gift box
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Other Yamanaka Lacquerware items

Yamanaka natural wood grain soup bowls
Natural wood grain soup bowls
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Lacquered wooden (Zelkova) tray
Wooden (zelkova) tray
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Leaf shape wooden plate (beeswax coated) (Small)