Kashi Wan Oak Bowl by Kihachi

Kashi Wan Oak Bowls are hand turned on a rokuro (electric turning wheel) by Kihachi, well established woodcraft studio in Yamanaka region which is famous for its wood craft studios. Kihachi is synonymous with fine craftsmanship, using techniques perfected over six generations. 

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.

Once the items were expertly carved using the 'rokuro' electric turning wheel, a coat of lacquer is applied to protect it from staining and showcase beauty of the wood grain.

Materials:  Solid oak with lacquer coating

Designed and made by Kihachi.

 *Wash with normal dishwashing liquid without any use of abrasives.

* Do not soak or expose the bowl to prolonged humidity or dry heat.

Design options:

Y type - flat stem; approximately H 7cm  x D 11 cm.

U type - tapered stem;  Approximately H 7cm x D 11 cm.