Wajima-nuris, lacquer ware made here in Wajima, is a world-widely famous lacquer ware. They are featured by solid because they are made from raw lacquer, paste made by rice, and diatomaceous earth (small sized powder so-called by Ji-noko). Basic materials such as bowls, cups and mags are basically made of zelkoba, a kind of cypress. In order to protect lacquer wares, linen is wounded on the corners of the bowls, trays or any other lacquer wares. Many layers of lacquers are painted after being dried. Therefore, it takes time normally for half a year. Such techniques were introduced more than 1,000 years ago from the Peoples’ Republic of China, and later improved here in Wajima. In Edo period, particularly in about 180 year ago, techniques to produce solid and durable lacquer wares have been established. Nowadays, Wajima-nuris have been produced and sold, not only in Japan, but also all over the world.
I am Kiyoshi YATSUI, the owner of Tohkadoh of the fifth generation, have produced the top-quality of Wajima-nuris. In our shop, we have presented more than 2,100 items such as bowls, trays, cups (coffee cup, free cup), lunch boxes, dishes (miso-soup, rice, etc), vases, mirrors, guinomis to drink Japanese sake, and so on. Furthermore, lacquer wares can be repaired. If you send me photos of the lacquer wares damaged, I will inform you an estimate to be repaired, the charge of which is of course free. I am very proud to produce such best quality lacquer wares. The products have been highly evaluated and respected by many peoples all over the world. If you want real Wajima-nuris, please visit and see our products.
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