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Fuku-Ume Plate (5-set)
Fuku-Ume Plate (5-set)
Fuku-Ume Plate (5-set)
Fuku-Ume Plate (5-set)
Fuku-Ume Plate (5-set)
Fuku-Ume Plate (5-set)
Fuku-Ume Plate (5-set)
Fuku-Ume Plate (5-set)
Fuku-Ume Plate (5-set)
Fuku-Ume Plate (5-set)
Fuku-Ume Plate (5-set)
Fuku-Ume Plate (5-set)
Fuku-Ume Plate (5-set)

By 190+ Year Old Urushi Lacquer Company in Kyoto

Fuku-Ume Plate (5-set)


Regular price $ 90.00 Sale

Isuke - Specialized Urushi Lacquer in Kyoto for Over 190 Years

Isuke was founded in Kyoto as an Urushi lacquer business in the late Edo period (1600-1868). The company has produced the natural material of Japanese lacquerware and lacquerware products for more than 190 years. 

This family company, now operating under its 7th generation, continues to specialize in simple and modern tableware that combines the long-standing techniques of Japanese Urushi lacquerware with novel designs. Everyone at Isuke is committed to and passionate about bringing the beauty of Urushi lacquerware to the world.

Urushi: 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, called Urushi, 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. Without doubt, Japanese Urushi is one of the most famous traditional crafts in Japan, and throughout this long-standing history the techniques have been improved and refined.

Japanese Urushi lacquerware is crafted through various manufacturing processes; lathing, painting, polishing and decorating. These Japanese Urushi lacquerware products vary from everyday-use items such as soup bowls, rice bowls, plates and cups to luxury furniture and tea ceremony set. These products are symbols of Japanese culture.

Fuku-Ume Plate Set (5 plates)

Each plate in the Fuku-Ume Plate Set features a unique shape inspired by the graceful Ume (Japanese plum) design—a symbol of beauty and grace in Japanese culture. Meticulously coated with urushi lacquer, these plates seamlessly blend practicality and aesthetics.

The size is ideal for serving appetizer, dessert, or small dish to share during gatherings or presenting meals, the charming Ume shape of these plates adds a touch of traditional elegance to any setting.

The unique color is called Tame (Deep Reddish-Brown). This color embraces the deep richness of urushi lacquer with this luscious reddish-brown shade, which intensifies in transparency over time, revealing its underlying tones.

Whether serving a simple dish for a casual meal or using for a special occasion, these plates exude a sense of luxury, making them an ideal choice for gifts. 

  • The set includes 5 plates
  • Size (each): 5.7" diameter | 14.6 cm diameter
  • Weight (each): 2.5 oz / 70 g
  • Material: Wood powder and resin molding, Urushi coating
  • Brand: Isuke
  • Origin: Japan

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 use sharp eating utensils such as knife and fork and let it be in contact with the product.
  • 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.

Domestic Orders

  • Usually ships out in-stock items within 3 business days of order.
  • We use FedEx, USPS Priority Mail, or USPS First Class Mail to ship our products, depending on the size and weight of the package.
  • Read about the shipping information and terms in our Customer Service Page.
  • Free shipping with purchase of $375 or more! (Within Continental US only. Total purchase amount to qualify excludes free shipping offer items.)

International Orders

  • Usually ship out in-stock within 5 business days of order.
  • We use USPS Priority Mail International for international shipping.
  • 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.
  • Read about the shipping information and terms in our Customer Service Page.