Japanese Lacquerware, Urushi Sake Cup, Momiji – Black


These Sake Cups are the traditional Japanese lacquerware handmade by experienced craftsmen. Main material of the cup is a high-tech material which consists of lacquer and wood chip. Different from ordinal lacquerware, the new material prevents deformation by drying, is hardly scratched, and is water resistant. Therefore, these lacquerware are durable enough for everyday use.

Experienced lacquer painters gave lacquer “Urushi” coating on a cup, followed by hand drawn Japanese traditional patterns and drawings by gold lacquer masters.
This cup pattern is made by a traditional lacquer art technique “Makie”; after sprinkling gold or silver powder, lacquer is applied over the entire surface of the cup. After it is dried, the lacquer layer is polished down with a piece of charcoal to reveal the pattern of the Makie layer.
A traditional pattern of maple leaves are drawn on this cup.

Item Size: 6.5cm/2.6in. (diameter) x 4.5cm/1.8in. (height)

Superior Features

Compared to ordinal lacquerware that requires delicate handling, this lacquer product has the following features.

  1. Lacquer surface is hard enough and hardly scratched. By heating when processing, hardness of the cup is significantly improved.
  2. No lacquer-poisoning. It has been a major problem some people could be poisoned by lacquer. Because its surface is hardened by a proprietary technology, that poisoning are hardly happen.
  3. Strong against dryness and easy maintenance. It has also been a drawback of lacquerware that they required delicate handling and maintenance. Because our lacquerware material is stable, you don’t need temperature and humidity control anymore.