Gatomikio AEKA Round-shaped Yamanaka Lacquerware Miso Soup Bowl

JPY ¥18,800
Color: Black

Only 1 piece in stock!

The name "AEKA" an archaic word which means delicate and ephemeral. As its name signifies, this bowl is shaped an elegant sculptural form that are beautiful yet practical for daily use.

It is large enough to serve a good amount of rice or miso soup.

Made of Zelkova wood, characterized by moderate hardness and beautiful wood grain that are familiar to Japanese life.

All products of GATO MIKIO uses woodturning techniques called "Kijibiki", by which logs carved into products while rotating the wood‐turning lath.

Based on traditional Japanese aesthetic senses, they pursue simple and universally beautiful shapes, refining the design to the utmost limit.

Its timeless and sophisticated design is suitable for long-term use, daily use or when entertaining guests.


  • Quantity: 1
  • Dimension: D12.3cm(4.8in) x H8cm(3.1in)
  • Material: Wood - Yamanaka Lacquerware
  • Origin: Made in Japan
  • Brand: GATO MIKIO


GATO MIKIO was founded in 1908 as Gado Woodworks in Yamanaka Onsen, Ishikawa Prefecture, the town of the potter's wheel.

They inherited the philosophy of the woodworkers who used the wheel to carve wood to make bowls, trays, and other woodwork, and have always valued the beautiful grain of the wood and the perfection of the carefully ground wood.

And they have made many lacquer ware products with a focus on the perfection of the wood.

Precision of their woodwork

The reason why their products attract people is because they combine the traditional techniques of Yamanaka lacquerware with a modern sensibility in their designs.

The beauty of their lacquerware will continue to grow with time, and will not fade over decades.

View more GATO MIKIO items

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.