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Urushi Kohako Gourd Lacquer Trinket Box

Sale price$77.00 USD

2 in stock

The small box is beautifully adorned with lacquer and traditional Japanese auspicious patterns. This pattern showcases the Hyotan(Gourd), representing good luck and prosperity. In Japanese folklore, gourds are believed to ward off evil spirits and bring health and vitality.

The combination of Japan's celebrated lacquerware and traditional motifs has been cherished in Japan for ages, bringing a touch of Japanese sentiment to your desk. This versatile box can hold your trinkets or even serve as a dish for sweets and desserts.
Muneaki Hayashi lacquer box - Komorebi Stationery
Muneaki Hayashi, an artisan known for his work in Echizen lacquerware from Fukui, meticulously applies the lacquer to this box. Lacquerware production involves a detailed division of labor among artisans who mold the base, apply the lacquer, and paint the designs. Classified as a corner lacquerer, Hayashi's skilled craftsmanship is evident in the box's exterior lacquer application. The interior is coated with urethane, making it resistant to cracking even after washing, allowing you to use and clean it with ease.

it is a piece where Japanese aesthetics and tradition come to life. By incorporating it into your daily life, you can experience the unique allure of lacquerware and the warmth of artisan craftsmanship. Why not add a touch of luxury and traditional Japanese beauty to your desk or room?

Details

  • Brand: isuke - Muneaki Hayashi
  • Quantity: 1 Box
  • Size: 3.6×3.6×2inches / 9.2×9.2  ×5.3cm
  • Weight:  6.3oz / 180g
  • Material: Lacquer on MDF
  • Note: Each piece is uniquely handmade, so expect some individual differences.

Discover isuke's 190 years of History

isuke Japanese lacquer stationery - Komorebi Stationery

Isuke was founded approximately 190 years ago, around 1830, in Kyoto as a manufacturer of lacquer materials. Originally a manufacturer of lacquer coatings, Isuke has played a vital role in supporting the traditional craft of Japanese lacquerware by providing coatings to lacquer-producing regions throughout Japan.

Leveraging its history and achievements, as well as its connections with artisans, Isuke has launched its brand, uniquely positioning itself as both a manufacturer of lacquer raw materials and a purveyor of lacquerware products. At a time when lacquerware is increasingly disappearing from the lives of younger generations in Japan, the Isuke brand has taken it as its mission to reintegrate lacquerware into daily life.

While broadcasting the inherent allure of lacquerware— the warmth of wood, the moisture of lacquer, and the beauty that comes with age—Isuke also combines modern designs that appeal to the younger demographic, continuing to create wonderful products.

Urushi Kohako Gourd Lacquer Trinket Box - Komorebi Stationery
Urushi Kohako Gourd Lacquer Trinket Box Sale price$77.00 USD