Kishu Lacquerware

Displaying vessel

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A Japanese traditional craft (Wakayama). The Displaying vessel is one of the best items of Kishu Lacquerware Cooperative Union! Kishu Lacquerware (Interior Decorations / Art ) is the tradition of Japan.

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USD 513.63

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This product is finished in jet black and polished to a mirror shine. As years pass, its color only become more vivid and beautiful.

*Each of our products is made of natural materials and created by hand, so the color and pattern may differ for each. We hope you will enjoy the natural appeal of these handmade objects.

Item Details

Item NameDisplaying vessel
Artifact NameKishu Lacquerware
Place of ProductionWakayama, Japan
Delivery DateApp. 2 weeks
ColorJet black background vermillion red on top
*Interior is black
MaterialJapanese Cypress / Japanese natural lacquer
Created by Toshifumi Tanioka


  • Comes packeaged in a paulownia box

About Products

Please note that the actual item's size, color, and pattern may differ from the reference images online because each item is hand-made.


USD 513.63
Consumption tax /
VAT included & Free shipping

About US...


Nugoro-nuriIt is believed that this style of lacquerware was first used in making the utensils used daily by the monks of Kishu’s Negoro-ji Temple.
The cypress wood is scooped out, then fine-quality all-natural lacquer is layered on and polished down in patterns over and over again, carefully, one layer at a time.
Many products of this type use vermillion lacquer painted on top of black, which causes black speckles to appear amidst the vermillion as the years go by.
This slow change over the years makes for interesting, unique works of art.


This method involves painting on black lacquer before polishing it with charcoal, which results in a very smooth surface with a deep, lustrous color.
Once the black lacquer is painted on, it is polished and painted again and again, over and over.
Unlike in most forms of lacquering, there are no visible brushstrokes in the final product, which prevents dust and dirt from adhering to the surface.
In addition, the undercoat has been hardened with lacquer sap, which makes it durable against humidity.
The smoothness and luster of this pure black paint creates an elegant beauty that other paints cannot hope to match.