30cm / 11.8in. diameter,
Sake-ware, Wajima Lacquerware, Sake Bottle/Cups/Tray Set
Gold-decoration engravings are made upon Wajima lacquer, handmade by a famous gold-decorator Hidetsugu Takaide. Beautiful gold decorations are designed by chrysanthemum motif, one of the most popular flowers representing Japan. Since ancient times, chrysanthemum is designed with full-moon and/or crescent moon, so this beautiful product design followed the traditional manner.
Sake bottle can also be used for a dressing bowl. Round tray is colored by pure natural-lacquer color finished with mirror polishing.
About Wajima Lacquerware, The Supreme Lacquerware in JapanThrough the skillful use of this local clay, Wajima lacquerware achieves its durable strength and beautiful appearance. The brilliant imagery created by its gold-decorated engravings, as well as dustings of gold and silver flecks, are a feature of Wajima lacquerware. The durability and the beauty of Wajima lacquerware are achieved by artisans trained in the local traditional method over 100 painstaking steps. The steps involve time-consuming tasks that are basically omitted in most of Japanese lacquerware. Wajima lacquerware, in comparison, have never allowed to omit any laborious and costly steps; their craftsmanship have insisted on the highest standard of lacquerware making, which built the brand value of Wajima lacquerware as the nation’s supreme lacquerware.
- This item takes up to three months to ship because of build-to-order production. Factory may have some products in stock, in which case we can ship immediately. Please ask if you’re in a hurry. We may be able to ship soon in case manufacturer has the item in stock.