Echizen lacquerware Soup Bowl Wooden
Estimated time of arrival
Three weeks. We ship directly from Tokyo.
Φ10.7 x height 6.7cm
Country of manufacture: Japan
Material / component: Natural wood (imported) *Lacquer coating
Package: Individual box
＜About Echizen lacquer ware＞
Echizen lacquer ware come from one of the
major lacquerware producing areas in Fukui Prefecture
which centers around Kawada district of Sabae city.
Lacquerware shops create wide range of products
from wooden base works such as wooden bowls,
chopsticks, four-legged trays to decorated woodcraft
such as gold-relief lacquerware and sunken gold.
Most of which are managed with division of labor.
In lacquerware producing areas,
wide range of products such as daily use wooden and
lacquerware products for gifts, lacquerware arts and crafts,
and table ware for dining-out industries
used for hotels and restaurants.
Industrial use table ware (coated ware) comprises about
80 percent of whole Japanese market.
Since the lacquerware product use the natural resin "lacquer",
they may change their color a few month
after they are shipped from the shops.
At first the inlay painting may not be visible but after using
for a few months it gradually becomes apparent.
On another note, the shade of the lacquerware
may also differ according to the seasons,
the time of the day when the lacquer was coated on the works.
It is confirmed that the lacquer has some resistance to acid,
alkaline and sodic substances as well as water repellency,
and anti-bacterial effect.
Most of the Echizen crafts for industrial use,
however, are coated with urethane but its coating
still have the similar feel of material as lacquer.
Unlike lacquer, most of the urethane coatings
do not exert anti-bacterial effect.