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Suwari Wooden Cup

Suwari Wooden Cup

Regular price $149.00 USD
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The Suwari Cup features a rounded shape perfect for "swirling" your whiskey or wine.

The craftsman repeats the lacquering and polishing process five times to give it a solid and shiny finish. Adding the pattern on the outside by a technique called "Murakumo-Nuri", a process where you apply soot from burning Japanese candles before the lacquer coating completely hardens. Only one craftsman in Yamanaka uses this technique, making each piece precious and unique.


Size: W 3.2in x L 3.2in x H 3in / W 8.2cm x L 8.2cm x H 7.5cm
Material: Zelkova
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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Elegant and Durable Lacquerware

Experience the resilience and elegance of Asada Lacquerware's Suwari Murakumo-Nuri, crafted through meticulous layering and polishing of lacquer, creating a robust and enduring finish.

A Dance of Shadows: The Art of Murakumo-Nuri

Discover the beauty of the Suwari Sounuri, featuring a unique Murakumo-Nuri technique using traditional Japanese candle soot to create mesmerizing patterns, reminiscent of billowing clouds and flickering flames.

A Testament to Regional Ingenuity

Embrace the spirit of innovation and the rich heritage of Japanese lacquer art from Yamanaka, Ishikawa Prefecture. While infusing modern techniques, Asada Lacquerware seeks to continue the traditional method of Yamanaka Lacquerware dating back 400 years.