Black and Red Lacquer Yamanaka Lacquerware Oryoki Bowl Set

USD $125

While utilizing Yamanaka lacquerware techniques, this product is made of resin, and is recommended for those who want to enjoy "Oryoki" in a casual manner.

The combination of black on the outside and red on the inside is chic and glamorous, and is recommended not only for daily use but also when entertaining guests.

In addition, each bowl can be uses as a lid when turned over. They are perfect for one size larger bowls and are ideal for meals that you want to serve hot.

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 five 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.

Since this is a nested product of several bowls, each requires elaborate woodworking to ensure a perfect fit. For this reason, this oryoki is handled by the most skilled craftsmen among Yamanaka lacquerware products.


  • Quantity: Set of 5 bowls
  • Dimension: [Set]D13cm(5.1in) x H8.5cm(3.3in)/
    [Each Bowl(small to large)] D9.4cm(3.7in) x H3cm(1.2in), D10.3cm(4.1in) x H4cm(1.6in), D11.3cm(4.4in) x H5cm(2in), D12.1cm(4.8in) x H6.5cm(2.6in), D13cm(5.1in) x H8.5cm(3.3in)
  • Material: Resin
  • Coating: Lacquer 
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Yamanaka Lacquerware

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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.