Isuke Shoten.


The manufacture and distribution of lacquer (Urushi in Japanese) begins in 18th century in Kyoto. Urushi name comes from a small Asiatic tree yielding a toxic exudate from which lacquer is obtained. It is used for over 1,000 years for tableware, Buddhist accessories and furniture.
Japanese natural lacquer special paint lasts for about 100 years and is central in Japanese culture. By using this traditional technique, Isukeshoten manufactures dishes and contemporary interior decoration items.

Technique: Hand painting

Materials: Japanese Lacquer

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