Urushi Bowl

A soup bowl made in Jōbōji, Iwate Prefecture, using urushi (Japanese lacquer) techniques.

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Lacquerware offers low thermal conductivity and heat-insulating properties making the bowl comfortable to use with hot or cold foods. The Tekiseisha shop in Jōbōji has a workshop where guests can watch the lacquer production process and try painting a bowl themselves.

Available in small, medium and large sizes.

Handwash with lukewarm water.

Avoid soaking for long periods of time.

Store away from direct sunlight.

Size: H8.5 cm x Ø13.5 cm

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One of Japan’s best-known crafts, the history of lacquering dates back to the Jōmon period (14,000 – 300 BCE).

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