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Heiando Japanese Lacquerware Container - Seasons/Shunju

"Shun" = Spring, "Ju" = Autumn. Spring is represented by the sakura flower, and autumn by the maple leaf. Rounded lacquer accessory box and lid. Traditional urushi lacquer and makie. Suggested use: confectionary bowl, jewelry box, serving tsukemono (pickles) for a dinner party, a place for tiny love letters, and many more possibilities. Urushi (lacquer) is a 100% ecological coating material 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: φ 4 x 2.5 inch
color: red

Made in Japan

Care instructions:
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.