Reversible Half Moon Yamanaka Lacquer Tray
The elegant tray shaped like a half moon is handcrafted by Yamanaka lacquer wear.
It is popularly used for a celebratory occasion such as New Year's day in Japan, as a half moon symbolizes auspiciousness that the moon will become full form from now.
The shape with a straight line on one side can fit perfectly well to the table.
The raised texture of the surface is preventing plates and bowls on the tray from slipping.
It is suitable not only for serving meals, tea sets, and sake sets but also as a stand for flower and home decorations.
The front is black and the back is vermillion, which allows for a wide range of table setting.
Its timeless traditional design is suitable for long-term use, daily use or when entertaining guests.
- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: 39cm(15.3in) x 35cm(13.7in) x H1.4cm(0.5in)
- Material: Wood - Yamanaka Lacquerware
- 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.