WIPE-LACQUER YAMANAKA LACQUERWARE ORYOKI BOWL SET
¥85,000

Wipe-lacquer Yamanaka Lacquerware Oryoki Bowl Set

JPY ¥85,000

"Oryoki", is a functional set of bowls designed to minimize waste in daily life in the practice of Zen Buddhism. It is increasingly attracting attention for its easy-to-use, functional and minimalistic design at the modern table.

Starting with the larger bowl, the smaller ones are stacked completely on top of each other in order to allow for compact storage and carrying. 

The charm of Oryoki is, first of all, its compact storage. All the bowls fit inside the largest bowl, so even if you have a set of six layers, you won't have trouble finding a place to store them.

Another advantage is its durability. The Oryoki which is made in Japan, is made of wood, making it is hard to break even if dropped, and its lacquer coating resists scratches and deterioration. Since Oryoki was designed to be used by Buddhist practitioners for the rest of their lives, it is of course long-lasting for home use.

In addition, Oryoki sets are easy to use as tableware: a single Oryoki set can provide all the dishes for one person, making meal preparation simple.

This "Oryoki" is made using zelkova and is coated with lacquer following the Yamanaka lacquerware craftsmanship.  With the charm of wipe-lacquer, a lacquering technique which maintains the appearance of woodgrain, it is created as a very simple, minimalistic form.

Since this is a nested product of several bowls, each requires elaborate woodworking to ensure a perfect fit. Moreover, in the case of this product, the grain of the wood is shown, so the beauty of the wood surface is important.
For this reason, this "Oryoki" is handled by the most skilled craftsmen among Yamanaka lacquerware products.

PRODUCT DETAIL

  • Quantity: Set of 6 bowls
  • Dimension: [Set]D14.5cm(5.7in) x H7.2cm(2.8in)/
    [Each Bowl(small to large)] D8.8cm(3.5in) x H2cm(0.8in), D9.5cm(3.7in) x H2.6cm(1in), 10.2cm(4in) x H3.6cm(1.4in), D11cm(4.3in) x H4.6cm(1.8in), D11.8cm(4.6in) x H5.7cm(2.4in), D14.5cm(5.7in) x H7.2cm(2.8in)
  • Material: Zelkova Wood - Yamanaka Lacquerware
  • Coating: Lacquer 
  • Origin: Made in Japan

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.

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05/20/2024
Anonymous
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Tactile, practical and gorgeous

Really happy with this beautiful Oryoki bowl set. It’s everything we hoped for and more. Highly recommended. Thank you to the craftsmen that produced such a lovely item and to Musubi Kiln for making it all possible.

06/19/2024

MUSUBI KILN

We are so grateful for your kind words. You make us want to work harder and better. Please come and visit us again to find more items that make you happy!

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09/05/2023
Mike S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Oryoki Bowl Set

These bowls are perfect and bring back very fond memories of dining in Sasebo. My wife is extremely pleased to add these wonderfully crafted bowls to our collection.

10/06/2023

MUSUBI KILN

Thank you for leaving such wonderful feedback! We are very proud of our craftsmen's skills by your appreciation. We look forward to your next visit to our store, and also to Japan!

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08/10/2022
Curtis S.
United States United States

A Thousand Hands of Careful Attention Combined

Incredible Delightful and carefully made Oryoki Bowls - something I pray will be cared for through lifetimes.

MUSUBI KILN Wipe-lacquer Yamanaka Lacquerware Oryoki Bowl Set Review
08/17/2022

MUSUBI KILN

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. It's a pleasure serving customers like you :)