Japan’s Decorative Art of Urushi
Incorporating Urushi-nuri Into Everyday Life
Many shikki that look modern and have up-to-date functions have been created.
Why not incorporate decorative items of urushi art into your contemporary everyday lifestyle?
Kanazawa decorative paulownia wood art
Tray with a hollowed-out section to neatly nestle cookies, Japanese sweets, vases small accessories, etc. Perfect for everyday use with a rustic texture and simple structure that goes with any interior decor.
Urushi bowl that you will want to use every day
Fine particle urushi is applied to make this bowl extra durable. It may look like a regular bowl but it is extra resistant to breaking and scratching.
Kawatsura shikki, etc.
Warping and straightening of the inside of the cup makes it easier to scoop out food without spilling. Infants to adults - anyone can use it. Dishware that helps you "eat by yourself" - handcrafted by artisans from around Japan.
Easy-grip urushi bowl
Bowls with a universal design that have a groove cut into the base where you can place your finger, making them safe to carry even if you have a weak grip. As the bowl is made using urushi, it does not get hot to the touch.
Chopstick rests in a changeable shape
A set of five chopstick rests that link together to form a “ring.” The individual rests are fan-shaped and will firmly support your chopsticks.