Echizen Lacquerware Wagashi Knife Set
These Echizen Lacquerware Wagashi knives are traditional style utensils used to eat Japanese sweets, Wagashi. The handle section of this fork-style knife is hand coated with red lacquer and the remaining blade section is hand coated with a 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.
These knives are made of natural wood, and are light and easy to hold. The edges are smooth but as the blade is slightly thinner, cutting into the Japanese sweets is made easy.
Complete a table setting for a Japanese tea party by placing these Wagashi knives next to lacquerware plates, and entertain guests with matcha tea.
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: D12.5cm(4.9in)
- Material: Wood
- 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.