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Black Lacquer and Gold Leaf Ichimatsu Pen Tray - Korindo

Sale price$128.00 USD

2 in stock

This tray is a luxurious Echizen lacquerware piece, finished with lavish black lacquer and gold leaf, embodying the tradition and beauty of Japan. The shimmer of the gold leaf and lacquer is stunningly beautiful, and the interior is lined with felt, ensuring that valuable items such as fountain pens can be placed inside without being scratched. Moreover, stacking two trays together enhances their beauty, forming a checkered pattern of gold leaf and lacquer, which is also a propitious pattern signifying prosperity through its continuous motif.

Hisanori Sukeda, a lacquerware artisan from Fukui Prefecture, the production area of Echizen lacquerware, has meticulously lacquered this tray. Born into a family of urushi masters that dates back to his grandfather's generation, he aspired to be a lacquerware artisan from the age of 20 and mastered the "true lacquering technique for tea utensils" that his family has specialized in for generations. Tea utensils demand a particularly high level of skill within lacquerware, and he is recognized as a leading figure in this field within the production area. With over 40 years of activity as an Echizen lacquerware artisan, he has made significant contributions to the industry.

This tray is a special item that encapsulates over 40 years of Hisanori's dedication and the 1500-year history of Echizen lacquerware. Unlike mass-produced items, it promises to deliver a special sensation every time it is held.


  • Brand: Korindo
  • Quantity: 1 Tray
  • Size (Outer Diameter): 7×7×1.4Inches / 18×18×3.5cm
  • Size (Inner Diameter): 6.3×6.3×1inches / 16×16×2.5cm
  • Weight:  8.46oz / 240g
  • Material: Gold Leaf / Lacquer / Wood
  • Note: Each piece is uniquely handmade, so expect some individual differences.

Discover the Backstory of Korindo

Founded in 1938 in Fukui Prefecture and boasting a history of over 80 years, Korindo has gained recognition for its significant role, including providing ceremonial tableware for the enthronement of Japan's new emperor. "Korindo" is their brand name, formally known as Echizen Lacquerware Co., Ltd., which plays a vital role in inheriting the traditional craft of Echizen lacquerware, a quintessence of Japanese artisanship.

Their corporate philosophy, "Brilliance of Rin to the world," draws inspiration from Rin, a leading school of Japanese art and culture during the medieval era, still influential today. Being close to Kyoto, the capital at the time, has deeply rooted their work in Rin's influence, incorporating its patterns into their lacquerware. Embracing Rin's spirit of freedom, boldness, and challenge, combined with the craftsmanship passed down through generations, they aim to create lacquerware that enriches lives and brings joy.

Representative paintings of Rin

Japanese lacquer products, including fountain pens and tableware, are highly popular worldwide. Enjoy the exquisite offerings from Korindo, a bearer of the legacy of Echizen lacquerware, and immerse yourself in the rich history embedded in their products.

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Black Lacquer and Gold Leaf Ichimatsu Pen Tray - Korindo Sale price$128.00 USD