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Suehiro-Wan Soup Bowl
Suehiro-Wan Soup Bowl
Suehiro-Wan Soup Bowl
Suehiro-Wan Soup Bowl
Suehiro-Wan Soup Bowl
Suehiro-Wan Soup Bowl
Suehiro-Wan Soup Bowl
Suehiro-Wan Soup Bowl
Suehiro-Wan Soup Bowl

Available in 2 Colors - by a Century-Old Lacquerware Brand from Tokyo

Suehiro-Wan Soup Bowl


Regular price $ 95.00 Sale

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".

Suehiro-Wan Soup Bowl (Japanese Zelkova Wood Spread-End Fan Bowl)

The "Suehiro" is an auspicious shape as it denotes increasing success. It is made of special Japanese wood called Keyaki (Zelkova). This bowl depicts a design called "Kanna-Suji", for which each thin stripe is hand-shaved by kanna, a Japanese woodworking plane. Each bowl is hand-painted in traditional colors of Japan in a technique called "Suri-Urushi". With this technique, raw lacquer is applied with a brush and the process is repeated a few times. Suri-Urushi finish makes a smooth finish while showing the natural grains of the wood under the lacquer, creating an elegant aesthetic. This bowl is not only great as a soup bowl, but also as a bowl for serving other dishes including rice and dessert. Available in two colors: Akane red and Jindaisuri black. 

  • Size: 4.5" x 2.8" high | 11.5 cm x 7.2 cm high
  • Weight: 2.8 oz / 80 g
  • Material: Wood, Varnish (Urushi)
  • Producer: Yamada Heiando
  • 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 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.

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.