Master-Crafted Multi-use Case by a Century-Old Lacquerware Brand from Tokyo
Bonbonniere Caramel Box (Eda-Ume)
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".
Bonbonniere Caramel Box
Originally from France, Bonbonniere is traditionally a small case used to store bonbons and small gifts. It was introduced to the Japanese Imperial House during 19th century during Meiji Era. Their first original design bonbonnieres were gifted to guests at Emperor Meiji's 25th wedding anniversary celebration. Ever since, different designs of bonbonniere were produced and presented at important ceremonies held by the royal family and eventually became popular among commoners as a gift at special occasions. Over the past centuries, bonbonniere has become a part of Japanese culture and as such developed its own Japanese uniqueness.
Yamada Heiando's lacquer bonbonniers are made entirely hand-made by master artisans and feature beautiful traditional designs. They are great as a gift and can be used for multiple purposes: as a container for candy, condiments, jewelry, stationery, or even just as an ornament.
Eda-Ume design features ume flowers, a historic flower of Japan. So adored by Japanese painters that there have been numerous classic ume-motif arts made by Japanese artists over the centuries. What captures the hearts of the Japanese people is their beautiful flowering buds. Upon the end of a long winter, ume bear flowers before any other plants do. Their blooming marks the beginning of the Japanese spring.
Size: 4.7" x 3.1" | 12 cm x 8 cm high
Weight: 8.1 oz / 230 g
Material: Phoenolic resin, Varnish (urushi and urethane)
Producer: Yamada Heiando
Usage and Care
Hand-wash only. Wash in lukewarm water with a soft sponge and rinse well.
Avoid direct sunlight.
Never put your lacquerware in a microwave oven or dishwasher.
Keep away from stoves or heaters, and avoid excessive dryness and humidity.
Do not stack on top of other lacquer products.
Do not use sharp eating utensils such as knife and fork.
Do not store food in the lacquerware.
Do not put lacquerware in refrigerator.
To restore luster, polish with a soft dry cloth, and if necessary, apply a few drops of vegetable oil.
Usually ships out in-stock items within 3 business days of order.
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Usually ship out in-stock within 5 business days of order.
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We do not accept any returns for international orders. Any additional charges (including but not limited to import tax, custom fees, VAT, brokerage charge) that might incur after the order lands in the destination country must be borne by the recipient.