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Asada Lacquerware

Utsuroi Wooden Cup

Utsuroi Wooden Cup

Regular price $69.00 USD
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While the metallic finish gives the cup a modern look, the traditional "fuki-urushi" finish inside brings out the wood grains, adding natural warmth.
”Utsuroi" means the passage of time in Japanese - our selected colors represent each season.


Size: W 3.1in x L 3.1in x H 3.2in / W 8cm x L 8cm x H 8.1cm
Material: Zelkova
Coating: Urethane (outside), Natural lacquer (inside)

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
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Design Award Winning Lacquerware

Immerse yourself in the world of Yamanaka lacquerware, designed to enhance your everyday experiences. At their workshop in Ouchi Village, Yamanaka, Ishikawa Prefecture, they honor the time-honored Yamanaka process, meticulously grinding wood and skillfully applying Japanese lacquer (Urushi). Each lacquerware item beautifully blends tradition and practicality, encouraging you to embrace their presence in your daily life and savor the soothing warmth of wood.

Founded in 1912 by Kyosaku Asada as a traditional Yamanaka Lacquerware maker, Asada Lacquerware has continued introducing new designs ideal for modern-day life.

Brand History

For more than a hundred years, Asada Lacquerware has been crafting and selling exquisite lacquerware that adds beauty to everyday life. Nestled in the charming vicinity of Yamanaka Onsen town in Ishikawa Prefecture, their idyllic location inspires their artisans to create pieces that are both functional and visually stunning.

Their wood base is meticulously crafted using the advanced techniques of the Yamanaka potter's wheel. This ensures that each piece is not only durable but also showcases the natural beauty of the wood. To further enhance the allure of their unique lacquerware, they offer a diverse range of styles, including the elegant "Fuki-Urushi" with its wiped raw lacquer finish, the intricate "Mehajiki lacquerware," and