Gatomikio TSUMUGI CHIDORI Yamanaka Lacquer Miso Soup Bowl with lid
This soup bowl is handcrafted by GATO MIKIO, one of the manufacturer of Yamanaka Lacquerware. The shape represents a bird's nest with eggs inside, and signifies prosperity of descendants.
It is made with the Japanese Zelkova wood, characterized by moderate hardness and beautiful wood grain that are familiar to Japanese life.
The bowl comes with a lid to keep the soup warm for a long time and to make more beautiful presentation.
All products of GATO MIKIO uses wood turning techniques called "Kijibiki", by which logs carved into products while rotating the wood‐turning lath.
GATO MIKIO's delicate and modern design is unusual for traditional Japanese lacquered tableware. It is created by a design team of several product designers who are active around the world.
Taking advantage of the goodness of traditional crafts such as woodwork products and lacquer, it has a functional beauty that blends into everyday life.
- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: D12.5cm(4.9in) x H10cm(3.9in)
- 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.
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.