Soji Hako - Lacquer
Wood Turning is one of the traditional craft technique of Yamanaka Shikki (lacquer ware in Kanazawa Prefecture), using solid pieces of wood to form shapes. “Soji” means “the plain wood” before lacquer applied and this series features the beautiful character of the natural wood. “hako” means “the box” and it can be used in multiple ways that is perfect for storage of small objects like sewing set or accessories. It is also suitable for food so that it can be a lunch box or tableware for everyday use.
The Soji Hako lacque series lid and container is finished with traditional usurshi lacquer coating in russet color.
These designs are a collaboraiton between these traditional makers and Japanese design firm MUTE.
S: Diam.110 H.60mm
M: Diam.135 H.60 mm
L: Diam.160 H.60mm
Material: Castor Aralia (traditional urushi lacquer coating)
As the products are made of natural wood, there are individual differences of the grain pattern. Its texture can be change by the humidity or drying.
Hatashikkiten was established in 1930 by Hata Unomatsu, who was himself a craftsman of Yamanaka Shikki (lacquer ware). Commitment to quality, selection of materials without compromise and masterful techniques have all been passed on until today. From daily use to special occasions, the products feature sturdy yet practical construction as well as simple yet modern design. Each one is hand made by a skilled craftsman and the company earns its high reputation from a wide range of customers.