Spring (April) is the season when new fiscal and school year starts in Japan. Sakura cherry blossom start blooming in this season (end March to early April depending on the year). When people celebrate for a huge departure and a fresh start, Sakura cherry blossom have always been there watching over us warmly. That's the one of the reasons why Sakura is very special for us Japanese in that sense. We'd like to introduce our new items that is perfect for spring!
One simple question from the customer made me wonder and provided an opportunity to write this post.
It was when they were browsing a set of chopsticks and then asked me,
"Why these 2 chopsticks of the set are different length?".
I felt hit by this and was shocked that I had been handling these items without introducing the culture unique to Japan until then.
Spending a little bit of effort and time on your pieces make each one precious and your own. Also I found these work would fairly soothe me in many ways. Reapplying Urushi lacquer is the similar process like Kintsugi, as repeating a little of work at a time for days and weeks, it is very exciting to see pieces changing every time including waiting. This is such pleasure to nurture your items with your own hands.
Does it sound like a little bit tricky for you to go well with other tablewares you have? Lacquer wares are made of natural materials which always brings harmony with any other. It actually spices up and brightens up your table or interiors depending how to use it.
This month I'd like to showcase the various ways of using beyond its item name. Let's get started!
From Kanazawa station, about 10 minutes on the bus passing through the major tourist attraction such as "Kenroku-en" garden, Kanazawa castle, the 21st Century museum, Sayo's home and atelier is in the small idyllic residential area. It makes sense that her beautiful unique pieces are created from this place. The house is very tasteful and calm while using the beauty of old Japanese style.
The world is full of a lot of things. Our material desires have no limits. Think twice, do you have a personal attachment to all of them? How long have you been using it? We often make a purchase new ones just because they become out of style or newer version is launched before cherishing them. Sadly many things are left behind in our life. Phones, cameras, bags, shoes, ceramics, furnitures… we like to get the latest models before the current ones don’t come to an end, and I feel like the...
Safety and security of food is the most important thing that every parents would care for their child. At every meal we hope our children eat safely, and the tableware is the part of it. What would you put great value on when you select the tableware for your child? Materials, lightness, durability, easy handling... Lacquerware is NATURALLY excellent at these.