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Heiando Japanese Lacquerware Tiered Box - Shouchikubai

The three traditional motif of pine (sho), bamboo (chiku) and plum flower (bai), are drawn on a canvas. Pine is recognized as the symbol of longevity, bamboo as the symbol of success and the plum flower is represents patience. In Japan, "Sho-Chiku-Bai" has been recognized as an auspicious pattern and often used for celebrations. Two tiers, lined with felt. Urushi (lacquer) is a 100% ecological coating made from the Rhus Verniciflua tree sap mixed with mineral-based pigments. Hand painted on lid features maki-e (gold gilding )ultra fine gold powder over wet lacquer. 

size φ2.3 x 1.9 inch

Made in Japan

Care instructions:
To restore luster, polish with a soft dry cloth, and if necessary a drop or two of vegetable oil. Avoid direct sunlight, heaters, excessive moisture.

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.