YAMAKYU Golden Gourd Echizen Lacquerware Soup Bowl with Lid

JPY ¥94,300

Only 3 pieces in stock!

This Echizen lacquerware soup bowl captivates with its rich lacquer surface, beautifully showcasing a gourd design. Golden gourds, intertwined with graceful leaves and vines, are brought to life through the traditional maki-e technique, hand-painted lacquer designs adorned with shimmering gold leaf.

A final coating of transparent lacquer over the maki-e then receives a meticulous polish to amplify the beautiful glossiness and color of the soup bowl. Enjoy the deepening luster of the natural lacquer over time, as you nurture this piece in your hands.

The gourd, a deeply respected motif in Japanese culture symbolizing good health, and abundance, not only enhances the visual allure of this piece but also enriches it with profound cultural significance.

This bowl is ideally suited for a variety of soup dishes, from hearty daily servings of miso soup to the celebratory zouni soup enjoyed during New Year festivities. 

For those extra special occasions at home, elevate your table setting by pairing this soup bowl with the matching Jubako bento box. This harmonious pairing will enhance your gatherings with the artistry of Echizen lacquerware.

Echizen lacquerware, crafted in Sabae City of Fukui Prefecture, is celebrated for its refined luster and extensive heritage, dating back over 1,500 years. Recognized as a traditional craft in 1975, each piece is meticulously fashioned by skilled artisans who specialize in different phases of its production, ensuring unmatched quality and enduring allure.

YAMAKYU Japanware Co., established in 1930, continues to uphold the traditions of Echizen lacquerware while embracing modern needs and global aesthetics. The company is dedicated to revitalizing local culture and supporting young craftspeople, expanding its reach through workshops and pop-up events in Europe and the USA.


  • Quantity: 1
  • Dimension: D 11.5 cm (4.5 in) x H 11.5 cm (4.5 in)
  • Capacity: 150 ml (5.1 oz)
  • Material: Wood 
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Echizen Lacquerware
  • Brand: YAMAKYU Japanware Co. 

YAMAKYU Japanware Co.

Founded in 1930 in the Echizen lacquerware region, YAMAKYU Japanware Co. is dedicated to preserving traditional lacquerware techniques while adapting them to modern lifestyles. The company collaborates with diverse experts, embracing new technologies and materials, and revitalizes local culture and economy through community projects and nurturing young craftspeople. Expanding globally, YAMAKYU focuses on overseas markets with workshops and pop-up events in Europe and the USA.

Combining authentic craftsmanship and daily utility, YAMAKYU’s lacquerware blends tradition with practicality. The company innovates to reintegrate lacquerware into everyday life, enriching moments at the table with its timeless beauty and harmoniously weaving together nature and tradition.

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Echizen lacquerware originated around the city of Sabae in Fukui Prefecture, in the northern part of Japan. Known for its subdued luster and elegant beauty with a history going back more than 1,500 years. It is produced by experienced artisans, each specializing in one step of the production process.Along with the changing lifestyles of Japanese people and market needs, Echizen lacquerware has developed diversified products and created technology for mass production. Echizen lacquerware is not only composed of the traditional kind, where wood is coated with natural "Urushi (lacquer)", but also of industrial lacquerware, which is produced using synthetic resins and paints.Today, Echizen ware represents more than 80% of the lacquerware for domestic food industry and business use. New styles of cutting-edge Echizen lacquerware continue to be released. This is a region that is not only home to centuries of tradition, but also reinventing itself through innovation.