Yamanaka Lacquerware Square Low Japanese Soba Tray

JPY ¥9,000

Only 12 pieces in stock!

This square tray with a removable bamboo strainer is used for serving cold soba noodles. Made by Yamanaka lacquerware and coated with brown lacquer, it can recreate the ambiance of an authentic soba restaurant. 

The matte texture of the "Suri-Urushi" (wiped lacquer) finish enhances the beauty of the wood grain.

The bamboo strainer is made using bamboo from Japan, and is crafted by Miyabi Urushi, renowned maker for its woodwork. It effectively removes excess water from boiled soba, allowing for a beautifully presented dish. 

Since the tray and bamboo strainer can be used separately, cleaning after use is also easy. The tray can also hold items like sake cups, teacups, and small plates. Additionally, you can use the bamboo strainer in combination with plates and trays you have at home. 

Miyabi Urushi Kogei is a manufacturer of Kiso woodwork, the traditional woodcraft of Nagano Prefecture. Working with skilled craftspersons, the company produces a variety of tableware and other traditional crafts that utilize the finest woods in Japan.


  • Quantity: 1 Soba tray, 1 Bamboo stainer
  • Dimension: [Tray]20cm(7.9in) x H1.1cm(0.4in)/[Bamboo strainer] 17.5cm(6.9in) x H0.4cm(0.2in) 
  • Material: Wood, bamboo
  • Coating: Lacquer
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Yamanaka Lacquerware

about yamanaka lacquerware

Yamanaka lacquerware is produced in the Yamanaka Onsen area of Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture, and has a history of about 400 years.
The traditional techniques of Yamanaka lacquerware were highly evaluated and became known throughout Japan, despite a period of temporary interruption.
It is characterized by the use of wood grain patterns to express a natural texture, and is made with great attention to detail.
It was designated as a traditional craft by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry in 1975.