This is a rice bowl made from Japanese Zelkova wood called "Keyaki". This bowl is carved using a traditional technique called "Hirasuji" (flat stripes) really accentuating the wood grain. The mouth of the bowl is wide and shallow in depth perfect for eating rice on daily basis. Fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. Each bowl is hand-painted with urushi in traditional colors of Japan. Due to the handmade process, there may be a slight variation in color
Made in Japan.
size 5.25" x 2.25"
Urushi (lacquer) is a 100% ecological coating material made from the Rhus Verniciflua tree sap mixed with mineral-based pigments.
Wash in lukewarm water with a soft sponge. To restore luster, polish with a soft dry cloth, and if necessary a drop or two of vegetable oil. Avoid direct sunlight, microwave, dishwasher, stoves, heaters, excessive moisture, sharp utensils such as knife or fork.
About Yamada Heiando:
Yamada Heiando opened its first lacquerware boutique in 1919. We are a proud purveyor of tableware to the Japanese Imperial Household, and our products are showcased in Japan's international embassies.
Yamada Heiando cherishes the rich tradition of lacquerware as well as the skills and universal aesthetic sensibility that we have inherited from traditional artisans. At the same time, we dedicate ourselves to the design of new products that capture the values of contemporary life.