Lacquered Hatsuri Bowl｜Mizumezakura
A lacquered bowl made by Takashi Kojima, a woodturner in Ono City, Fukui Prefecture.
The texture of wood and lacquer is just right, and the shape and size are easy to use for everyday dining.
The tree is Mizumezakura. The wood grain appears light, so the feeling of wood is not too strong, and it blends well with other vessels.
After shaving the Mizumezakura into the shape of a regular bowl on a potter's wheel using the turning technique, the outside is shaved off (hatsuru) to create this distinctive shape. Since this shaving process is a different type of work from turning wood, it is difficult for general woodturners to produce it. Mr. Kojima was able to handle a wide range of processing, so this vessel was made.
Normally, the lacquer work is done by different craftsmen, but Ms. Kojima does the lacquer herself. It is neither fuki-urushi nor shin-nuri, but a unique combination of brush-coating and polishing. In particular, it is finished with a thicker coating than fuki-urushi and is durable. The inside, which is exposed to water and ingredients, is painted thickly, and the different colors and expressions on the inside and outside are also attractive.
There are many bowls, but this shape and size makes it easy to use for serving various dishes and has excellent stability.
The deep bowl is good for soups such as potage, and can also be used as a small bowl for salads and simmered dishes. It can be used in a wide range of ways, so we would like you to try it out and expand its use at every dining table. Since it is wiped lacquer, there is no problem with hot dishes and soups that are edible, but please avoid pouring freshly boiled hot water directly. It may turn white.
Japanese lacquerware, such as Mizumezakura, Hikimono, and wiped lacquer, but wooden ware with a sense of nationality, such as Japanese and Western. While it's cute, the strength of the material remains due to the shaving surface, so it seems to go well with rugged pottery. A room, a dining table, and other utensils. Enjoy each combination.
For those who don't like wiping lacquerware or soup bowls that look like Japanese tableware, we recommend this as the first wooden lacquerware.
Since the shaving is done by hand, there are individual differences. Please note that both the wood and lacquer are natural materials, so the color may vary depending on the timing of production. If you are concerned about individual differences, please contact us by message when ordering. We will respond as much as possible within the range of stock.
Mizumezakura Japanese wood lacquered
Diameter 10 x Height 7.3cm
No box. It will be delivered wrapped in cushioning material.
・Avoid using a hard brush. The lacquer may peel off.
・Please avoid soaking in water for a long time.
・Detergent can be used without problems. It's okay to wash with a soft brush or wash with a sponge.
・Avoid using a refrigerator, microwave oven, or dish dryer.
*Frequently Asked Questions/Supplementary Comments*
・There are two types in the same series: “Hatsuri Cup” and “Hatsuri Bowl”.