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Yamanaka Shikki Sakura Couple Bowls with Chopsticks Set

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Elevate your dining experience with the Yamanaka Shikki Sakura Couple Bowls with Chopsticks Set, a beautifully crafted collection that embodies the elegance and tradition of Japanese lacquerware. This exquisite set is perfect for couples, featuring two finely decorated bowls, matching chopsticks, and stands, all adorned with delicate sakura (cherry blossom) motifs.

Handcrafted with attention to detail, these Yamanaka Shikki bowls reflect the rich heritage of Japanese lacquerware. The exterior showcases intricate sakura designs, symbolizing beauty and the fleeting nature of life, while the smooth, polished finish highlights the skill of the artisans.

The set includes two bowls: one in classic black and the other in vibrant red, both adorned with golden and pink cherry blossoms. The contrasting colors add a touch of sophistication and harmony, perfect for any dining table. Matching chopsticks and stands to complete the set, featuring the same sakura design, making this a cohesive and beautiful dining ensemble. This set is ideal for intimate meals and special occasions. The ergonomic design ensures a comfortable grip and enjoyable use, making every meal a delightful experience.

The Yamanaka Shikki Sakura Couple Bowls with Chopsticks Set comes elegantly packaged in a wooden box, making it a perfect gift for weddings, anniversaries, or any special occasion. The box protects the set and adds a touch of traditional Japanese elegance. Made with high-quality materials, these bowls are durable and designed to last. Proper care will ensure their beauty is maintained for years to come.

Celebrate love and tradition with the Yamanaka Shikki Sakura Couple Bowls with Chopsticks Set. This beautiful addition to any home captures the essence of Japanese craftsmanship and the timeless beauty of cherry blossoms. Perfect for romantic dinners, this set offers a unique and elegant way to enjoy your favorite meals together.

Origin: Made in Japan

• Craft: 山中漆器 (Yamanaka Shikki)

2x Couple Bowls
2x Couple Chopsticks
2x Chopstick Rests

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.