Master-Crafted Bowl by a Century-Old Lacquerware Brand from Tokyo
Mutsu-Sakura Suehiro Wide Bowl Set
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".
Mutsu-Sakura Suehiro Wide Bowl Set
In Japan, the blossoming buds of the Sakura tree are a traditional symbol of the changing of seasons, particularly out of Winter into Spring. This lovely wide-mouthed bowl set brings this warm and uplifting motif right into your home.
The unique beige color on one of the bowls is achieved by blending white coloring into the urushi lacquer glaze, creating this gentle and calming color profile. The size of the bowls makes them highly functional and versatile. It works as a donburi bowl, a great way to serve noodles, rice dishes or as individual salad bowls.
This set, comprised of one bowl of each color, would make a wonderful wedding gift, a housewarming present or as a simple personal indulgence. When flipped upside down they resemble the Kanji character for the number eight, spreading out like the opening of a fan, or "suehirogari", thus this item has been given the name Mutsu-Sakura Suehiro Bowl. When you gift this lovely set you can do so with the intention that its recipients will have happiness that continues to spread like the opening of a fan.
Size: each bowl 6.5" diameter x 3" tall | 16.5 cm diameter x 7.5 cm tall
Weight: each bowl 5.4 oz / 150 g
Material: Phenolic Resin, Varnish (Urushi)
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.