Yamada Heiando - Tokyo-Based Lacquerware Boutique since 1919
Yamada Heiando opened its first lacquerware boutique in 1919. They are a proud purveyor of tableware to the Japanese Imperial Household, and their 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 they have inherited from traditional artisans. At the same time, they dedicate themselves to the design of new products that capture the values of contemporary life.
These lacquerware are not only beautiful to look at, but they are made for your everyday life.
Japanese Lacquerware - Meticulous Craftsmanship
Asian lacquer trees produce a unique, natural sap that is unmatched by modern imitations. The sap's strength makes their products both highly durable and water-resistant.
Human use of this lacquer sap has a history that goes back to the Stone Age, when it was originally utilized as an adhesive throughout Asia. It is the Japanese, however, who were first to recognize its inherent beauty and who first introduced its use into their craftsmanship.
Makie is a Japanese gilding technique that adds a three dimensional quality to images on lacquered surface. Makie's meticulous craftsmanship and its elegant finishing are what gave lacquerware its original name as "japan" or "japanese".
Ryu Series - Dynamic Brushwork
The bold brush strokes on the Ryu series represent the dynamism of dragons flying in the air. It is expressed in this modern motif by using the Makie techinque, a technique exclusive to Japanese lacquerware.
Ryu series creates a synthesis of traditional beauty, the contrast of black and gold, with dynamic beauty, enabled by the brush strokes.
This serving plate is great for serving hors d'oeuvres and appetizers. This plate would make a great combination with Ryu Salad Server Set.