Plum Blossom Echizen Lacquerware Teacup Coaster Set
These Echizen Lacquerware teacup coasters are beautifully designed in a plum blossom motif and coated with a lacquered technique called "Tame-nuri."
Tame-nuri is a lacquer coating technique where the red color can be seen through the translucent lacquer by applying a coat of translucent black lacquer on top of a middle coat of red lacquer.
Each coaster is crafted in the shape of the auspicious motif of a plum blossom in full bloom. The five pedals of the plum blossoms are carefully layered next to each other and are neatly shaped on the backside as well with all edges smooth and rounded. The curvatures of the pedals highlight the lustrous shine of the Tame-nuri.
These coasters have a refined and elegant look and are wonderful to use when entertaining guests. Kumi-dashi tea cups with a wider frontage work well with these teacup coasters. This set includes 5 coasters so you may use them for a gathering of up to 5 people.
Echizen lacquerware has developed techniques for product diversification and mass production in response to changing lifestyles and market needs. Echizen lacquerware is easy to use, durable, and beautiful, and is loved not only by households but also by cooking professionals, accounting for more than 80% of all lacquerware for the food industry and commercial use in Japan.
- Quantity: 5pcs
- Dimension: D12cm(4.7in) x H3cm(1.2in)
- Dent Diameter: D5.3cm(2.1in)
- Material: Wood resin
- Origin: Made in Japan - Echizen Lacquerware
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"Over 1500 years of tradition as the lacquer village"
Echizen lacquerware originated around the city of Sabae in Fukui Prefecture, in the northern part of Japan. Known for its subdued luster and elegant beauty with a history going back more than 1,500 years. It is produced by experienced artisans, each specializing in one step of the production process.Along with the changing lifestyles of Japanese people and market needs, Echizen lacquerware has developed diversified products and created technology for mass production. Echizen lacquerware is not only composed of the traditional kind, where wood is coated with natural "Urushi (lacquer)", but also of industrial lacquerware, which is produced using synthetic resins and paints.Today, Echizen ware represents more than 80% of the lacquerware for domestic food industry and business use. New styles of cutting-edge Echizen lacquerware continue to be released. This is a region that is not only home to centuries of tradition, but also reinventing itself through innovation.