Fukunishi Sobe Plum-Shaped Aizu Lacquer Tray

USD $104

Only 6 pieces in stock!

Aizu lacquered tray in the shape of a plum blossom. The vivid vermilion paint is glossy and eye-catching.

Plum blossoms have been a favorite flower in Japan for a long time, and are a motif often used in kimonos and tableware. The plum blossoms are considered to be auspicious, as they are the first to bloom as soon as the cold winter has passed, making people feel happy and announcing the beginning of the new season.

It is suitable not only for serving meals, desserts, and drinks, but also as a stand for flower and home decorations.

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

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  • Quantity: 1
  • Dimension: D23.5cm(9.3in) x H1.8cm(0.7in)
  • Material: Wood resin - Aizu Lacquerware
  • Origin: Made in Japan

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Fukunishi-Sobei Shoten was started by taking over the lacquerware division from the main family, which had been in existence for 13 generations since the early Edo period. They have developed their products over time by figuring out "what must not be changed and what must be changed". In addition to the lacquering technique that makes the most of the moist luster of lacquerware, the company has handed down the unique decorative techniques of Aizu, such as Aizu-e painting with motifs of pine, bamboo, plum, and ceremonial arrow, and the spinning wheel. Fukunishi Soubei's lacquerware flexibly incorporates modern industrial technology, and is a special product that has a high artistic value as well as an aspect of being daily use items with which long-time use gives an additional charm. 

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Aizu is located in the southern part of the Tohoku region and is known as a place where nature and history are richly preserved and a unique culture takes root. The Aizu region is a basin surrounded by rich nature and has become a famous lacquerware production area where the entire process from the production of materials, such as cultivating lacquer trees, collecting sap, and cutting nearby trees, to the processing and finishing of lacquerware can be done locally. Aizu lacquerware has continued to grow up to the present day, as it has always proactively adopted the latest technology in addition to the traditional techniques that have survived for over 400 years.

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