Wooden Nesting Bowls

Creator: Keiichi Murakami
90,000 yen ( tax inc.)

Born in 1969. After graduating from Musashino Art University, Murakami began making woodwork in Yugawara, Kanagawa Prefecture. In 2017, he made a prototype of the first nesting bowl, and kishi-ke’s nesting bowl was born from a cherry tree with cracks and chips. He told us that he struggled to create a coherent shape from non-uniform materials.

Black lacquer nesting bowls with a neat appearance used by monks are attractive, but it is also beautiful and precious to see wood that would normally be discarded come to life. The wiped lacquer finish is fastened with brass tackers if there are any cracks, and you can enjoy the carefully hand-carved expression of each bowl. A nested bowls will gently accompany your daily meals, both Japanese and Western.

*The color and expression may vary due to the handmade process.
*Please note that this product is made to order, so please allow about 6 months for delivery.

Largest bowl: 142mm (diameter) x 70mm (height)
Smallest bowl: 77mm (diameter) x 17mm (height)
Total weight of six bowls: 469g
Material: Scrap cherry wood
Place of origin: Yugawara, Kanagawa Prefecture

Size and weight may vary due to handmade and natural materials.

・Precautions for handling
– Please refrain from using the product in an open flame, microwave oven, or oven.
– Do not leave lacquer ware in a refrigerator for a long time.
– Do not leave the lacquer ware in water or in a moist place for a long time.

How to wash
– Wash the lacquerware with a soft sponge using a mild kitchen detergent.
– Do not leave it in water for a long time.
– After washing, wipe the lacquer with a cloth to prolong the life of the lacquer rather than letting it dry naturally.
– Please do not use a dishwasher or dryer.

How to store
– Store in a place away from direct sunlight.
– Urushi lacquerware does not like to dry out excessively, so please avoid extreme dryness when not in use for a long time.

Smell at first use
– When you first start using lacquerware, you may notice the smell of lacquer. This is a characteristic smell of natural lacquer.
It will gradually disappear as you use the product. If you are concerned about the smell, please try the following methods.

– Wipe with vinegar.
– Wiping with rice water (dipping)
– Put it in a rice bin.
– Place in a well-ventilated place out of direct sunlight

All of these methods are not immediately effective, but they are the measures that lacquer ware makers have been using for a long time.

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