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Tame-Nuri Black Echizen Lacquer Tray

Sale price$103.00 USD

2 in stock

This round tray is exceptionally practical and is an authentic Echizen lacquerware piece made from natural wood. It features a luxurious finish with a layer of translucent black lacquer over red lacquer, Tame-Nuri, allowing a hint of red to show through.

One of the greatest charms of this layered lacquer technique is that, over time, the black lacquer gradually wears away to reveal more of the underlying red, enhancing its beauty. In Japan, we often use the term "Wabi-Sabi" to describe the beauty of aging and imperfection. This tray perfectly embodies that concept of beauty through the passage of time.

The tray is smaller than a typical meal tray, making it the perfect size for organizing your desk. While most lacquer trays are designed for dining purposes, this size is not commonly found, making it ideal for those looking for a desk organizer.

Can you imagine placing a pen rest on this tray to lay down your pens, a lacquerware accessory box, a silk pen case or a mug? There are countless beautiful ways to use this tray. Rectangular trays aren't the only solution for organizing your desk anymore.


  • Brand: Korindo
  • Quantity: 1 Tray
  • Size: 9.6" W × 0.8" D  / 24.3 W × 1.9 D cm
  • Weight:  7.8 oz / 220 g
  • Material: Natural Wood
  • Coating: Lacquer
  • 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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