Hoshi - Japanese Lacquer Black - Tray
Japan is a country that has a strong tradition of building and creating with wood. We have been co-existing with wood and have produced multifarious things using wood. Lacquerware, in which objects are coated with lacquer to enhance their durability and beautiful appearance, was developed in Japan, and today, craftsmen are still producing lacquerware in various places while following the essential method. The work of creating lacquerware is divided into several processes. First, a woodworker cuts and shaves the wood into the shape of the object using a wood-turning lathe. Then, a craftsman coats the object with a base lacquer and grinds the form according to the desired shape several times. Cloth or paper is sometimes affixed to make a solid base. After that, a lacquerware artisan applies a glossy-finish lacquer to the object several times while paying close attention to avoid dust. Lastly, to add decoration, a makie (sprinkled decoration) artisan draws beautiful patterns using gold and silver powder or inlays mother-of-pearl, and finishes the product. After over 150 elaborate processes, the beautiful and durable lacquerware is finally done. The quality of lacquerware greatly depends on the precision of the base work, which cannot be seen once it is finished. Lacquerware made through sincere work lasts for many years by repairing its coating when it is damaged after long use.
Material: Japanese Horse Chestnut
Finish: Japanese Lacquer (Urushi) Black
Size M: Width 210mm Depth 210mm Height 15mm
Size L: Width 330mm Depth 330mm Height 15mm
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ABOUT JAPANESE LACQUERWARE
Lacquerware is an ancient Japanese craft where lacquer (urushi) is applied in multiple layers to materials like wood, bamboo, and paper to increase the strength and water resistance of the material. The base substance is the sap obtained from the trunk of the urushi tree, which is then purified, refined, and mixed with different pigments. Thanks to its excellent water resistance and heat retention properties combined with the beauty of lacquer, it has long been a popular material for creating works of art and items for daily use.
Wash lacquerware using a mild soap, as you would do with glassware or ceramics. Please avoid using aggressive detergents, polishing sponges, or scrubbers; use a soft sponge or cloth instead. After washing, we recom mend that you use a soft dishcloth to remove any moisture immediately. Wiping your lacquerware carefully polishes the surface and adds a shine that deepens gradually. Be careful not to stack lacquerware dishes together with ceramics and other hard-surfaced products when washing or storing to avoid scratches. Lacquerware does not respond well to sudden dryness, temperature changes, and UV-rays. Do not place your dishes under direct sunlight for many hours, and avoid placing them in the refrigerator,dishwasher,microwave,or oven. Leaving lacquerware dishes soaked in water or suddenly pouring hot water into them may cause peeling of the coating, discoloration, and deformed wood.
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*The price that is shown is the price excluding VAT. Therefore, you will have to pay VAT and import duty later. The tax amount, VAT rate, and duty rate vary from about 5% to 20%, depending on the country.
Payment of duties
Import VAT, and other taxes associated with the importation of the purchased product will be communicated to you by the courier at customs clearance via email or on your registered telephone number. Depending on where you live, you may have to pay at the time of delivery to your address.
Estimated delivery time
All products are order-made and carefully processed, assembled, and finished by our craftsmen in Japan.
Regarding the tableware and small products, we ship the goods from japan within 7 days if we have stocks. If there is no available stock, we will accordingly inform you the lead time of the production.
For large quantities we will contact you.
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