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Yamanaka Shikki Circular Cranes Resin Tray

Sale price$120 USD Regular price$160 USD

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Introducing the exquisite Japanese Handcrafted Circular Cranes  Tray, available in two captivating variants: the elegant Crimson Crane Lacquer Tray and the sophisticated Ebony Crane Lacquer Tray. Crafted with utmost precision and care using the traditional artistry of 山中漆器 (Yamanaka Shikki) craftsmanship, Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this tray is made using high-quality resin for durability and longevity. The tray's surface features delicate gold foil accents, adding a touch of sophistication and luxury to its design.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Japanese tradition with the Crimson Crane Lacquer Tray. Its vibrant red hue symbolizes good fortune and joy, while the meticulously hand-painted golden cranes evoke a sense of grace and longevity. The circular shape and smooth wooden surface of this tray exude simplicity and elegance, making it a perfect addition to your living room or dining area. Elevate your hosting experience with this handcrafted Japanese tray.

For a more refined and contemporary aesthetic, the Ebony Crane Lacquer Tray is a must-have. The deep black lacquer finish adds a touch of sophistication to any setting, while the exquisite depiction of golden cranes showcases the harmony between nature and art. Designed with meticulous attention to detail, this tray seamlessly blends traditional craftsmanship with modern style. Serve your guests in style or use it as a captivating centerpiece in your home.

Experience the impeccable quality of the Japanese Handcrafted Circular Cranes Wooden Tray Collection. Each tray is meticulously crafted using premium materials and techniques, ensuring its durability and longevity. With its timeless beauty and functional versatility, this tray is perfect for serving tea, displaying trinkets, or as an exquisite gift. Elevate your home decor and immerse yourself in the artistry of Japanese culture with this remarkable tray. Order now and add a touch of elegance to your space.

Origin: Made in Japan

Craft: 山中漆器 (Yamanaka Shikki)

1x Wooden Tray
*Matching Goblets Available Separately 

Handcrafted in Japan using traditional methods, each has a unique design and texture. 

Yamanaka Lacquerware

Yamanaka lacquerware originated 400 years ago during the Azuchi-Momoyama period. Initially made by woodworkers for hot spring visitors, it evolved by adopting techniques from Aizu, Kyoto, and Kanazawa. In the 1950s, production expanded to include resin materials. Today, it is used in tableware, interior goods, and bridal gifts.

Natural Lacquer

Only about 200ml of lacquer can be harvested from a single tree, making it a rare and valuable natural coating. The preciousness of natural lacquer emphasizes its significance in traditional Japanese craftsmanship and its enduring value in Yamanaka lacquerware.

Artisanal Craftsmanship

Each piece is accented with delicate touches on the upper rim. Skilled artisans swiftly rotate the vessel, finishing the work by hand, ensuring every item is unique and crafted with precision.

Crafted with Soft Hair

Maki-e brushes are crafted using soft hairs from animals such as rabbits and raccoons. This choice of material allows for the delicate and precise application of intricate designs, essential to the art of traditional Japanese lacquerware

Creating Designs with Lacquer

Designs are painted using a viscous lacquer. This technique, known as maki-e, involves applying the sticky lacquer to create intricate and beautiful patterns, a hallmark of traditional Japanese lacquerware craftsmanship.

Applying Gold Powder

After painting designs with lacquer, gold powder is sprinkled using a tool made from reed stems. The lacquer acts as an adhesive, ensuring that the gold powder adheres only to the lacquered areas, creating intricate and stunning patterns that are signature to the maki-e technique in traditional Japanese lacquerware.

Finishing Touches

Lacquered products are enhanced with maki-e and silk screen printing tailored to their use. Techniques include applying gold and silver powders, color gradients, and raised designs. Designs are printed in multiple layers, incorporating maki-e to add gold powder, resulting in intricate and multi-dimensional finishes.