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Kara-nuri Mug

Kara-nuri Mug

Regular price $159.00 USD
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This beautiful handmade lacquered mug has a unique dotted pattern finish hand-crafted using a spatula, it features the unique Kara-nuri pattern. This popular Tsugaru lacquering technique involves applying multiple coats of colored lacquer and meticulous polishing, resulting in a profound and captivating quality.

The style, called Tsugaru-Nuri, has been passed down for generations in Aomori prefecture. It is characterized by its durability and long-lasting use. This one-of-a-kind mug will be sure to enlighten your morning coffee routine. The finishing techniques offer endless possibilities, allowing for varied combinations of colors and patterns. 


Size: W 3.3in x L 3.3in x H 3.1in / W 8.5cm x L 8.5cm x H 8cm
Material: Wood
Coating: Natural lacquer

Due to handmade woodworking and lacquer coating characteristics, each product has subtle variations in size, shape, texture, and appearance.

Care & Use

  • Handwash only
  • Do not use in microwave or oven
  • Do not soak in hot water for an extended time
  • Wash with a sponge or something soft and wipe dry immediately after use
  • If you are concerned about the smell of lacquer, leave it in a well-ventilated place for a few days or run it through lukewarm water 2-3 times and wipe it with a soft cloth
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