Reversible Rectangle Hegi-me Yamanaka Lacquerware Placemat
This rectangle-shaped, reversible Yamanaka lacquer placemat is just the right size for placing a meal for one person. The surface has linear unevenness of the recreated pattern of the wood grain, called "Hegi-me," which is made by planing.
There are two sides, black and red, and the black side can be used for chic table settings, while the red side can be used for celebratory settings.
It has a traditional atmosphere but a simple design that goes well with modern dining tables and rooms.
- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: 41.4cm(16.3in) x 30cm(13.4in) x H0.5cm(0.2in)
- Material: Wood - Yamanaka Lacquerware
- Origin: Made in Japan
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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.
Great size, shape and texture
I’ve been wanting this type of lacquer placemat for a long time. I love the size and shape as it works well with Japanese and other types of dishes. I also like the carved texture and the fact that it has a reverse side in red. The only disappointment is that the black side isn’t black enough for my taste since the red is showing through, making it more of an espresso brown. My order was carefully packed and arrived quickly and safely.
I wanted a place mat to set out my beautiful dishes. I had a smaller one but it wasn’t big enough. This is just the right size. And it has a lovely texture.
We are so grateful for your kind words. Learning about the pleasant experience you are having with our item, is really confidence-boosting.
These placemats are beautiful and sturdy indeed! I will be using the black side for ordinary days when we want to enjoy a home-cooked Japanese meal. And the red side for every special meal occasion at home. I can see myself passing on these lacquered placemats onto my daughter someday and expect it to be part of our family’s heritage. I am extremely happy with this purchase.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review! Your kind words encourage us greatly. We hope this placemat will help you enjoy a various table setting.