Kihachi Butterfly Bowl S
As its name, the shape of this wooden bowl is just like a butterfly flying. The gentle curve of the edge of the bowl decorates the food elegantly. It is made of Japanese natural zelkova, finished with matt and smooth texture on the beautiful wood grain. By Japanese traditional technique of Yamanaka Laqureware *, it is thinly curved as an objet. With stain-resistant, the bowl has the combination of beauty and the practicality for everyday use.
Size S-Size / W.120 D.112 H73mm
Using traditional techniques cultivated in the past 450 years, Yamanaka Lacquerware have been made in the vicinity of Yamanaka hot springs in Ishikawa Prefecture. The cutting method called "Tatekidori" (Cutting wood horizontality) contributes to Yamanaka Lacquerware's uniqueness. The wood has beautiful appearance with the contrast between cross-grain and straight-grain. The production is based on the division of labor between each process of wood turning, undercoating, top coating and maki-e (Japanese gold sprinkle painting). Those processes are coordinated by the management people called 'Akindo' who direct design and finishing quality for new products creation
Established in 1882, Kihachi is the oldest brand of Yamanaka Lacquerware, the traditional craft of Isikawa Prefecture. With leading Kijishi(wood turner), Shitajishi(undercoating craftsman) and Makieshi(gold lacquer master), Kihachi provides the lacquerwares of both traditional and modern design, using the rich design skill developed through the history. The wide range of products from luxury to daily use is made with domestic materials. Their motto is 'The creation as a product which is used by many people'.